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Re: Changes of conlangs and their speakers (was Re: Skerre Play Online)

From:Jörg Rhiemeier <joerg_rhiemeier@...>
Date:Tuesday, July 25, 2006, 15:29

On Mon, 24 Jul 2006 22:57:56 +0200, Henrik Theilin wrote:

> Hi! > > Jörg Rhiemeier writes: > > > One day he'll return with the perfected Tech. ;) > > > > We'll see if he manages. It is (or was) an over-ambitious project. > > While he never posted a grammar sketch, he said more than once that > > his grammar will be as complex as his phonology. I'd say it is > > pretty hard to follow through a project like that. And quantity > > doesn't equal quality. What Danny tried or still tries to do is > > what over there on the ZBB is called a "kitchen sink language" - a > > language into which as much linguistic complexity as possible is > > built. The truly refined conlanger knows that he has to make a > > prudent choice which complexities to build into a conlang and which > > to leave out of the game. ... > > Some people do have the energy and the linguistic background to really > construct very complex languages. Therefore, I would not dare to > expect failure of any conlang project.
Very true. And I cannot judge Danny with regard to this. However, what I saw of Tech on the list looked as if he was progressing only slowly, constantly revising his consonant inventory - and also the nature of his "Elves": once they were the outcome of some bizarre Soviet genetics experiments, later they were incarnate djinn. We will see whether he'll come back with something to show some day. Perhaps he hasn't posted lately because he is too busy working on Tech. ... brought to you by the Weeping Elf