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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 science itself. 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, Eamon