Concosmic Conlocation (was; Re; Back!)
|From:||Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>|
|Date:||Monday, July 19, 1999, 16:20|
On Sun, 18 Jul 1999 23:56:38 -0600 Adam Parrish <myth@...> writes:
> I'm curious as to how other conlangers have solved the problem
>of cosmic location, since it does seem to be rather vital to an
>important part of a language's vocabulary. It seems to me that most
>us have languages set in an Earth with a different social history
>(extreme: Tokana, where civilization never took place; less extreme:
>Brithenig, where history diverged hundreds of years ago; even less
>extreme: Elet Anta and Teonaht, which make no modification to history
>except to suggest the presence of secretive subcultures). An almost
>equal proportion have chosen to locate their creations on distant
>planets (the Kolagian languages, many of Nik Taylor's creations, and
>ubiquitous Star Trek languages). I'm not satisfied with either of
>options. Have I missed anything? Is there a middle ground?
>Whee, I've rambled long enough,
Hmm...the middle ground must be Rokbeigalmki :) , since it's set in
Tolkien's Middle Earth. It's Earth, but it's also not Earth.
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