|From:||Jan van Steenbergen <ijzeren_jan@...>|
|Date:||Friday, December 20, 2002, 8:18|
--- Dan Jones skrzypszy:
> Oh, they were referring to the same language! Daene is now called Sjoftenk,
> it's VL with Old Norse sound-changes, basically. No conculture or extensive
> description- I just started "doodling" at work one day. None of them are
> much more than sketches-
But it looks extremely interesting anyway! Wouldn't you like to share some of
these sketches anyway (here, on Romanceconlang, or both ;) )? What is the
etymology of the name "Sjoftenk" BTW?
> I don't really find Romlangs to be too challenging. Interesting, but not
> really challenging, from my POV.
Well, I do find a challenge in Wenedyk, namely to create something that looks
both credible and acceptable but is based on a quite crazy premise. To a native
speaker of Polish, it must look quite funny. Sometimes weird, sometimes
ridiculous. I wonder what effect a language like Brithenig has on a native
speaker of Welsh.
A disadvantage of such a language is that it gives you little freedom, and
allows you to operate only within narrow margins. But then, I save my
creativity for Hattic and its sister languages.
> Taking VL and making it into a language with ergative typology would be
> interesting for some people (and needless to say very challenging for me!),
> but it doesn't "turn me on". My favourite language "flavours", if you will
> are romance, latin/greek and celtic, which is what I try and aim for in my
> conlangs- giving Carashan, Aredos and either Rhendrin or Arvorec as
> examples of each.
Never heard of Rhendrin. What kind of language is that?
Speaking of flavours, my favourite flavours are mainly Slavic, Tocharian,
Baltic, and Gothic. I think that is obvious in all my languages.
"Originality is the art of concealing your source." - Franklin P. Jones
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