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
>> 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".
Good idea! Although it's quite a time-intensive idea. I'll see how things
I'd kind of conceived Noygwexaal as an orcish lingua franca...