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Re: Conlanging with constraints

From:R A Brown <ray@...>
Date:Sunday, February 17, 2008, 19:53

Henrik Theiling wrote:
> Hi! > > Sai Emrys writes: >> I'm considering a topic for a talk at a future LCC, about conlanging >> with constraints.
>> What are other examples? > > I've done this all the time for my conlangs,
So have I - that's the challenge of conlanging, isn't it? [snip]
>> How have you experienced your conlanging as being influenced (for >> better or for worse) by constraints imposed upon it, of whatever >> source? What constraints do you have, and whence derived? Why have you >> imposed them? What constraints have you considered trying? > > Generally, constraints helped me focus and make a more consistent > conlang.
Exactly!! The constraints of Piashi are detailed on Those who have followed the tortuous development so far of 'briefscript' --> BrSc --> Piashi over the past tent years or so will know that these constraints have had considerable influence on its development. It is turning out somewhat different from what I had expected 10 years back. The constraints on TAKE are conditioned by its alternate history: The exchange of emails between myself and Philip on this list last month re 'WHAT calendar for the current year 2012' show up some of the effects of this constraint. The constraints of my as yet unnamed 'experimental loglang' (Maybe Plan C???) are given on: -------------------------------- MorphemeAddict@WMCONNECT.COM wrote: > In a message dated 2/17/2008 06:16:15 AM Central Standard Time, > joerg_rhiemeier@WEB.DE writes: > > >> My main conlang projects are meant to be naturalistic, and thus >> naturalism is the main constraint for them. So, I would not have >> a stack-based syntax, an oligosynthetic structure, a taxonomic >> vocabulary, or anything else one would not expect to meet in a >> human natlang. >> > > Can you explain and give examples of a stack-based syntax? The 'classic' example is Jeffrey Henning's 'Fith'; see: -- Ray ================================== ================================== Entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitudinem.


Sai Emrys <sai@...>