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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. Jan ===== "Originality is the art of concealing your source." - Franklin P. Jones __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Everything you'll ever need on one web page from News and Sport to Email and Music Charts


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