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Re: Backwards conlanging (repost)

From:Yoon Ha Lee <yl112@...>
Date:Thursday, December 7, 2000, 3:00
On Wed, 6 Dec 2000, Nik Taylor wrote:

> Roger Mills tleiceiç: > > ObConlang: Kash has /i e a u o/, and I'm in the same fix as Yoon-Ha-- no > > proto-language, and very few dialects to compare-- > > I just created my proto-lang from the only dialect I had, deciding > changes that could lead to the current form. Then, when I had a > proto-lang, then I could devise dialects and related langs. I've worked > on a Northern Dialect/Language.
Smart person. <shaking head> Triconsonantal morphology is lovely, but it's a pain to take into consideration. I would do what someone suggested and take the current version of Chevraqis as the proto-language, but it took me sooo long to devise a sound-set I liked and that fit in with what I already had for names in the associated story-world, and I'm reluctant to toss it all. YHL