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Dormant conlangs (was Re: Tatari Faran and Flames)

From:Jörg Rhiemeier <joerg_rhiemeier@...>
Date:Wednesday, November 17, 2004, 19:45

On Mon, 15 Nov 2004 13:44:57 -0800,
"H. S. Teoh" <hsteoh@...> wrote:

> [quoting Sally Caves] > > > Another question: why kill off Ebisedian entirely, such that you have a new > > language altogether? I rather like the name Ebisedian. Could it be > > salvaged in some way? > > Well, I'm unhappy with Ebisédian [@\bi"s@\:dj@n] mainly because some > of the features that got stuck into its foundations were put in out of > my ignorance of conlanging at the time. It's rather hard to fix it > without redesigning the whole thing from scratch. That has driven me > to make Tamahí, an Ebisédian descendent; but that unfortunately did > not get very far. So after some deliberation, I decided to port over > the "core" of Ebisédian (which in case people can't tell is the case > system which I love immensely :-P) and re-cast it in a Terran > language. Hence Fara, hence Tatari Faran. > > Nevertheless, Ebisédian refuses to die, and I think people > misunderstand me when I say that I'm moving on to Tatari Faran. What I > mean by that is simply that I will now be focusing my conlanging > energies on Tatari Faran rather than Ebisédian; but that doesn't mean > that I'm deleting all Ebisédian files and throwing them away forever. > As you can see for yourselves, Ebisédian is still alive and well in > the Ferochromon section of my website. A con-world almost 20 years in > making isn't going to disappear overnight. Ebisédian will certainly > make its appearance in a future relay, to the detriment of all other > participants and the chagrin of all onlookers, as well as the delight > of the volcanoes of Fara.
I know what you are talking about; it is pretty similar with my Germanech, except that I never got to setting up a web page about it. I have pretty much lost interest in Germanech and now consider it in parts badly done, but I don't even think of destroying it, and if there was a web page about it, I'd keep it up. But I no longer actually work on it much. Germanech isn't really dead, it is dormant, and there are still people other than me who show interest in it. My focus within the realm of conlanging (I am also involved in other creative pursuits, ranging from music to science fiction writing, some of which now receive more of my attention than conlanging) now lies on the Albic family, and within that on Old Albic, which needs words and more words. Greetings, Jörg.