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Re: Malat (Was: New Language)

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Saturday, November 21, 1998, 6:09
Eric Christopherson wrote:
> Well, I have found that in deriving languages from natlangs, my job is > much easier and I am free to have fun with the language while already > having a lot of the groundwork laid. I just started a Romance language > called Lainesco, which looks and sounds fairly similar to Spanish and > Portuguese, but is unique. It all started because I have studied > Spanish for a long time and found myself thinking "what if this aspect > of Spanish was like that?" So I implemented those ideas in Lainesco.
I've experimented around with that kind of thing before. I didn't really like it, but I can certainly see why you'd like to do that (indeed, my very first conlang had things like that, altho it was mostly "I don't like this aspect of English, so I'll put the opposite into it"). To each their own. -- "It has occured to me more than once that holy boredom is good and sufficient reason for the invention of free will." - "Lord Leto II" (Dune Chronicles, by Frank Herbert) ICQ #: 18656696 AOL screen-name: NikTailor