Re: New language Noygwexaal
|From:||Geoff Horswood <geoffhorswood@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, March 24, 2005, 6:40|
>On Tue, 22 Mar 2005 21:40:29 +0100, Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>
>>(Why do the orcs use Latin characters, btw?)
When they're writing in man-letters (probably Latinate), this is how they
I wanted a slightly nonstandard romanised orthography.
As for their own script, it's written vertically, starting at top right
corner and proceeding in columns from right to left.
>>>  modifiers, especially adjectives, are usually conjoined to the
>>> front of their head to create long compound words. The exception is
>>> in sentences like "the dragon is black".
>>I like this! How do you say:
>> 'Green is beautiful.'
>>Or may 'green' be used as a noun, too? Would you have to say:
>>'Green-colour is beautiful'?
"Green" may be used as a noun. Most words can stray from their specified
part-of-speech role, so something that's technically an adjective can be
used as a noun ("green is beautiful") or even as a verb ("the grass greens
again after the drought").
>>I have another question: what's orkish about this lang? Is it your
>>definition that it's spoken by orcs?
>Exactly. I'm thinking of following up with a really crunchy, guttural elf-
>language, possibly with clicks. This is in the interests of "It seemed
>like a good idea at the time".
This, of course, is most of the raison d'etre of this lang. I'm trying to
turn all of the fantasy language stereotypes around, so we have a fairly
fluid, "elvish" sounding goblin tongue, a guttural elf-language full of
clicks and stops, a highly aspirated, "breathy" dwarf-tongue, and so on.
Not sure what I'll do with the humans of that realm. I'll see what seems