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Occult languages

From:Patrick Dunn <tb0pwd1@...>
Date:Wednesday, April 25, 2001, 2:53
I know I'm not the only one here who studies the occult (shhhh, don't tell
my department!  They won't give me my Ph.D. if I don't toe the line!
hehe).  How many of you who have studied the occult have tried to create
occult languages, or use conlangs in your magic?  If you have, what sort
of things have you looked for in the language?

I'm vastly disappointed with what's out there.  Enochian is absurd, and
Ouranian Barbaric looks like a three-year-old made it on a bored weekend.

I was thinking nouns should have three registers, or genders, depending
upon whether is talking to a human, a servitor, or a god.  Verbs might
have a mood for indirect commands.  I was thinking I might take the
lexicon from inspiration under trance, or modified indo-european roots.
Alternatively, one could create it as a philosophic lexicon, i.e. using
phonemes representing planets, or sephiroth, or elements.  Or some
combination thereof.

Any ideas I can steal -- uh, look at?

                Living your life is a task so difficult,
                it has never been attempted before.


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