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Re: Language of Dor

From:Stephen Mulraney <ataltanie@...>
Date:Saturday, February 15, 2003, 14:08
On Fri, 14 Feb 2003 23:42:18 +0100
Fredrik Ekman <ekman@...> wrote:

> On Fri, 14 Feb 2003, Andreas Johansson wrote: > > > Is the semblance to Sindarin _dor_/_dôr_ "land" intentional? > > Not at all. I have studied some slight Quenya, but no Sindarin. Though > when I think of it, I know of course that Mordor means "the dark land" or > something similar. > > > "Dorese". > > This is my favourite so far, I think. I also like "Doresian." > > A native term is out of the question, since no vocacbulary exists at this > time and may not for many years. This is a long-term project.
Well, I got by fine for about a year with no real name for my languages, other than the code names "PL" (Proto-language) "ML" (Mature Language), "ML2", "ML3", and "ML3a". Only when I had a good idea what they sounded like did "ML" become "Utyeghuiil", "ML2" become "Tetelgen" and "ML3" become "Ligutniisat". "PL" and "ML3a" are still called just that, though I know the name of "ML3a" should mean "the Winter Language" to do with its symbiotic twin "Ligutniisat" - "the Summer Language". Even now my current projects are pretty nameless: "Tetelgen-V2" (probably not going anywhere) and the one I'm currently busy with is notated by writing "Tetelgen" in Cyrillic handwriting :) (In ASCII, "MEMEJFEH") The real names are really the last thing I think of. Ususually when the project is pretty moribund (When I named "Utyeghuiil", I had very little memory of how the grammar worked). s. -- What men are poets who can speak of Jupiter if he Stephen Mulraney were like a man, but if he is an immense spinning| sphere of methane and ammonia must be silent? |e::ataltane~~~ -- Richard P. Feynman (1918-1988) |at