|From:||Jeffrey Jones <jeffsjones@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, September 30, 2000, 10:49|
From: Kristian Jensen <kljensen@I...>
Date: Sun Sep 24, 2000 7:44pm
Subject: Re: delurking
Jeffrey Jones wrote:
>I have been constructing languages for a couple dozen
>years (but none of the languages have gone very far)
>and have been reading the archives of this list
>(using eGroups) on and off for months. I will post
>info on my latest conlang attempt later on.
I can safely speak for everyone when I say that we're all looking
to that. A couple dozen years of experience must show something.
I hope nobody has been waiting with 'bated breath!
I still haven't put my notes into coherent form.
As for my conlanging experience ... it has been done with only a little
knowledge of formal linguistics terminology, and with little continuity
My current conlang is an experiment -- I'm trying a few things out
liguistically in order to understand them better. Lexical items are
invented and dropped at a moment's notice, and it's not intended to fit
a conculture. A couple of my design criteria are
1) it has to be something I can pronounce without too much effort,
2) the lexical items should mostly be things I can remember easily.