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Re: Making your language sound nice

From:Michael Martin <masonheart@...>
Date:Sunday, June 15, 2008, 15:51
> -----Original Message----- > From: Constructed Languages List > [] On Behalf Of Michael Poxon > Sent: Monday, June 16, 2008 5:18 AM > To: > Subject: Re: Making your language sound nice > > Personally, and as someone for whom "linguistic aesthetics" > is crucial, I think that you need the occasional "jar" to > make your language have a sense of realism. Tolkien himself > thought that Quenya was too pretty (I'm paraphrasing him, but > that's clearly what he meant). After all, there are few > real-world languages that are completely mellifluous. > Incidentally, is "chalo" related to Romany "Chavi" ? > Mike
That's a good point about realism. I have to admit I think my original plan was probably too idealistic - that is, making a language with no ambiguities and sounding nice all the time. I honestly don't remember where I got the word chalo. It was one of the first words I created a couple years ago when I started this language. ... ..... ....... Michael D. Martin (AKA: Masonheart) Master Mason, S. W. Hackett #574 Free & Accepted Masons of California ... ..... .......