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Re: Anime inspiration

From:Muke Tever <alrivera@...>
Date:Friday, November 30, 2001, 19:01
From: "Johnson, Anna" <AJohnson@...>
> In terms of conlang/conworlds, the ones I adore are those sprawling, insane > conglomerations of meta-worlds from SquareSoft - there's one, I forget > offhand which, that features a marketplace with signs in the most amazing > confluence of real-world langs I've ever seen - signs Japanese-style with > characters and kana, only the 'kana' are the Aramaic letters used to print > Hebrew, funky Slavicisms, etc.
I remember that!! The game was SaGa Frontier. (I forget the name of the city with those signs... was it Kowroon?) I also remember trying to decipher the weird characters on the world map of Final Fantasy Tactics[1] without any luck... That, and the part where you have to learn a conlang in Legend of Mana, to sell lamps to Dudbears for Gilbert and whatsherface... ("Dub! Duda duba dubba, dub? Dada dadda?" "Gak! Gugu dubba dud..." "Dada? Dada? Dubababa dada?" "Dud!" "Duba duda, dubba? Dubababa da ba, du baba, dub dadda, dub?" "GAK !") *Muke! [1] Example here: