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Language based on interjections

From:Peter Bleackley <peter.bleackley@...>
Date:Thursday, February 12, 2004, 11:37
According to Tolkien, ðe first word ðe elves uttered upon ðeir awakening
was ðe interjection "Ele!" "Behold!", at ðe stars hissight. From ðis came
boþ ðeir word for star, and ðeir kindred hisname, "Eldar", or "star-folk".
Ðus meþinks it interesting topostulate a language hwose basic roots were
all interjections. Nouns could be derived from ðese by many genders, each
of hwich had its own declension. Verbs likewise could be derived from nouns
by a number of verbal classes, each wið its own conjugation. Hwat þink ye,
good folk?

Ðis idea is partly based on Zhyler hisnoun system, but wið ðe roots taken
from a less sensible speechpart.



Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Roger Mills <romilly@...>