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Re: New language Noygwexaal

From:Damian Yerrick <tepples@...>
Date:Sunday, March 27, 2005, 18:34
"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". -- Damian