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Another new project and trigger languages

From:Christopher Wright <faceloran@...>
Date:Sunday, January 12, 2003, 5:07

Not yet tired of Sturnan, ik kiraka*, I'm thinking of a new project. I
have the letters I want for it, and I have a tentative interpretation.
I'd like to make a trigger system, if only because I never have before.
But I'm not sure that I understand triggers. Could someone help me with
an idiot's explanation? I'll provide the idiot if you provide the
explanation :))
*The love of my heart

I used QBasic (a trip to the mid-80's, ancient in computing) to generate
a root list, and it looks like Welsh, I'm pleased to say. (I'd liken it
to other Celtic languages, but I can't on account of having no experience
with them. I hope to change this soon.) There are surprisingly few
sounds, with only three stops, though there are plenty of vowels and
semivowels instead.

The name of this project is tentatively Leyran /lejran/ (and I realize
that I don't know how to mark stress in SAMPA!). I don't think I've heard
of another language by a similar name, but if I'm treading on someone
else's territory, I'll gladly change. Leyran is in that special stage
where it is more "vain fantasy, which is as thin of substance as the air
and more inconstant than the wind, who even now woos the frozen bosom of
the north", as Mercutio would say, than any solid ideas. Or, to effect a
corporate executive, "It's still in the pre-implementation phase", though
of course I'd have to throw in a few acronyms to make it official.

I'm a father again! Wright.


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