Changes of conlangs and their speakers (was Re: Skerre Play Online)
|From:||Jörg Rhiemeier <joerg_rhiemeier@...>|
|Date:||Friday, July 21, 2006, 14:55|
On Thu, 20 Jul 2006 20:32:49 -0500, Herman Miller wrote:
> Unlike Skerre, Olaetian hasn't changed much since the early years, and I
> can probably still read the early texts. It used to be one of the few
> languages I could read and write without looking up every other word.
> What happened is that I lost interest in the "human" cultures and
> shifted focus to the "elvish" and other non-human people of what was
> then still called the "Olaetian" universe, and later renamed to the more
> neutral "Kolagian" (after the "Kolagian Library", i.e., "Universal
> Library" on the planet Zel, so the name really meant "Universal
> Universe" :-) )
> So in a way the history of Skerre is quite the opposite of the
> development of Olaetian, which started out as a human language (a
> futuristic space-faring human language, but still definitely human) and
> went into a long period of dormancy. For a while I had the idea that
> Olaetians were part human and part elf. Now that there aren't any humans
> in the Azirian universe, Olaetian is spoken by the next closest thing
> (Yitha). While on the other hand the Skerre started out as more elf-like
> and ended up "finally losing their alien-ness completely" according to
> the page.
Old Albic started out as Nur-ellen, a descendant of Sindarin spoken by
Tolkienian Elves in the modern world. Some of you probably still remember.
Since then, both the language and the nature of its speakers changed a lot.
The language has been completely dismantled and redone and now no longer is
a descendant of any of Tolkien's languages; its speakers are humans.
Old Albic is also not spoken in the modern world (would be pointless to
call it *Old* Albic if it was), but around 600 BC; it will, however, have
modern descandants which are still in the works.
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