Re: absolve me; this is my introduction
|From:||Eamon Graham <robertg@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, December 24, 2002, 11:59|
"A. Ingram" wrote:
> Forgive me, fellow conlangers, I have been rude. I haven't taken the > time to
> properly introduce myself. Well, my name is Andrey and I'm > currently
> working on a conlang.
Greetings Andrey! Welcome to the list!
> I became interested in constructed languages after learning of them on > the
> net. After that, I went to a nearby university library and > started
> educating myself in linguistics. My research has provided me > with quite a
> bit of information.
That's one of the best ways to start. (In re: to your first
message) What kind of resources for Germanic, Mandarin, Greek and
Slavic are you looking for?
> As of yet, I am undecided as to whether or not I should create > vocabulary
> manually or generate it on the computer. The former would > ensure that my
> language would be more personalised, so i'm leaning > toward that.
The computer has its uses: I use the LangMaker software for two
purposes - the first is that I can plug in a phonology and set of
phonological constraints and see if I like the possible combinations
or not; if there's something I don't like, I can tweek it until I do
like it. The other is that it's a convenient way to apply regular
sound changes to a vocabulary I already have. Some people do use it
though to create their vocabulary for them. As I work with _a
posteriori_ languages, I don't need it for vocabulary creation.
> I'm rather new at the art of constructed languages and I'm eager to
> learn new things. I hope this list will be a good place to share and > learn
> information about constructed languages.
This is definately the place to be, and there are _many_ good web
sites out there not just about conlangs but about the art and
Have you considered making a website to show off your work (for
example, you mentioned Crunk). I'm working on a website now for my
Bauhinese language, an East Asian art lang based mostly on Chinese.
Cheers, and welcome to the list,