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CHAT: Which world? Which culture?

From:Harald Stoiber <stoiberh@...>
Date:Friday, July 11, 2003, 23:55
A warm greeting to the list, :-))

It is said that language is a mirror of its speaker's culture. In fact, this
sounds so very true to me that I am even creating an entire world for
my current conlang. On the other hand it seems to me that there are
people on this list who don't create cultures when they create languages.
So my question to those fellow conlangers would be: Which culture do
you mirror into your conlangs? Your native one? Another existing culture
that you deliberately choose? Or some ancient culture? Just curious...

Another solution to the problem could be to make a culturally neutral
language - which sounds so extremely impossible that my writing fingers
keep asking my brain if it really would like to even mention such a
strange idea. *g*

So, just another question out of curiosity... yearning for responses. :-)))

All the best,


Apollo Hogan <apollo@...>
Costentin Cornomorus <elemtilas@...>
Amanda Babcock <langs@...>
James Worlton <jworlton@...>
Carlos Thompson <chlewey@...>
Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
John Leland <leland@...>