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Re: Poll by Email No. 9

From:Jan van Steenbergen <ijzeren_jan@...>
Date:Monday, April 29, 2002, 9:45
"How large are your phonologies? Do you prefer languages with lots of sounds or only a
few? Do you use elaborate allophonic rules?"

I have about five conlangs (a few older ones not included).
All of them would belong to category E (large, +30). Hattic (by biggest and favourite),
the language I'm currently working on, has 38.

And about the second question: if it would have been a multiple-choice question, I'd
probably have answered C. I don't particularly like minimalistic nat- or conlangs,
nor do I care much for would-be extremely complicated phonologies. I like Georgian,


Peter, I have a suggestion for a poll question! Three actually, but I guess they could
easily be covered in one poll.
How many conlangs did/do you create? Are they interrelated? On how many languages do
you work simultaneously?

I'd be interested in the result. Personally I have been at times working on two related
languages, but I found the way they started to interact quite disturbing.

Best regards,

"You know, I used to think it was awful that life was so unfair. Then I thought,
wouldn't it be much worse if life were fair, and all the terrible things that
happen to us come because we actually deserve them? So, now I take great
comfort in the general hostility and unfairness of the universe." --- J.
Michael Straczynski

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