Re: NPR interview
|From:||Irina Rempt <ira@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, August 8, 2001, 16:40|
On Wed, 8 Aug 2001, And Rosta wrote:
> How about this as an analogy:
> Conlanging is like inventing an extremely elaborate and fascinating
> game that nobody will ever play.
Doesn't work for me, I'm afraid. I work on Valdyan on the premise
that it *is* spoken, by about four million people. The fact that
every one of them is fictional, and all but a few of them exist only
in my mind (some of them exist in others' minds as well by virtue of
having been played as role-playing characters) doesn't change that
premise. Without that premise, the structure wouldn't hold; it would
be a completely arbitrary and artificial thing, a construct rather
than something organic, and I would lose interest in it because I'd
have to *make* it rather than *discovering* it.
Varsinen an laynynay, saraz no arlet rastynay.
firstname.lastname@example.org (myself) http://www.valdyas.org/irina/valdyas