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Re: New language Noygwexaal

From:Geoff Horswood <geoffhorswood@...>
Date:Wednesday, March 30, 2005, 17:21
On Sun, 27 Mar 2005 13:35:22 -0500, Damian Yerrick <tepples@...>

>"Rodlox R" <rodlox@...> wrote: > >>Geoff Horswood <geoffhorswood@...> wrote: >> >> > >> > Wha?? Are you Tolkien's evil twin? the un-Tolkien? :-))))) >> > >> >(obviously, the humans in such a case would speak...hmm, >> > >> >Russian? Thai? how contrary do you want to be!? :-)))) >> >> >Tolkein's evil twin? That has possibilities... ;) >> >> (quite...though, if you're his evil twin, does that mean you're the >> opposite of Tolkein? so, are you going to labor for only a few days >before >> publishing - nothing...or that we can expect a book from you after a few >> years?). :) > >As I see it, if you want to go contrary to Tolkien, then don't assign >languages to races one-to-one and onto. Rather, follow the example >of natculture and assign languages to geographic regions, which could >have roughly the same effect if one race happens to dominate a region. >Cultural idea: calling a language "elvish" could even be considered a >slur, like calling English "white man language". > >-- >Damian
Good idea! Although it's quite a time-intensive idea. I'll see how things develop... I'd kind of conceived Noygwexaal as an orcish lingua franca... Geoff