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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. ... brought to you by the Weeping Elf