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Re: Olá amigos conlangers!

From:daniel prohaska <danielprohaska@...>
Date:Monday, May 22, 2006, 9:09
“My name is Jorge, and I’m Portuguese.

This is my first post here even though I’ve registered myself a couple of
weeks ago (haven’t had much spare time).

So, here goes a small intro of myself:

I’m bearded, right-handed, straight and not sure if I’ve some Lithuanian
blood in my veins (my great-great-…-great-grandfather was found, in 1889, on
the doorstep of a monastery in Portugal while he was a baby, and he was
definitely of northern European origin, probably a son of a refugee, but
that’s all we know…)

I’m married and have a 6 yr. old boy.

My L1 is Portuguese, L2 is English, and I also know Spanish, Italian, French
and Russian. I’m now studying Mandarin Chinese.

My first contact with conlangs was when I was 14, back in 1989. Me and a
classmate came up with a conscript, so we could write each other without the
fear of getting caught ‘saying’ improper stuff. We first used Portuguese but
evolved to something which was our first conlangs, using Portuguese phonetic
slang with invented words to simplify the writing. Unfortunately all of it
is lost.

Presently, I’m working on four conlangs (all a priori conlangs), one of them
is logographic.



Hi Jorge, 

Welcome to the group. I started conlanging when I was about 16 when, bored
out of my senses in French class, constructed a very Latinate Balkan-Romance
language. The interest for Balkan-Romance stayed with me in as much as I’m
still planning to do a re-conlang of Vegliot/Dalmatian eventually –when I
find the time.

My second lang was an Anglo-Saxon type Germanic language which originated as
a blend between my two mothertongues German and English, but became more and
more historically “correct” in the sense that it developed a distinct, yet
definitely Invaeonic character.

I’ve been working on Cornish for the past few years which has been very
rewarding and am about to publish the first book (at least to my knowledge)
about Revived Cornish in German (due the end of this year or beginning of
the next).

Another long-term re-conlang project I’ve got is Shetland-Norn.

I’ve just created a database of syllables for a new conlang, my first
completely independent lang that hasn’t got a relative in historical
languages. I’m planning to construct a whole language family comparable to
Indo-European – I’ll probably still be at it when I’m 85.