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Re: absolve me; this is my introduction

From:Jan van Steenbergen <ijzeren_jan@...>
Date:Tuesday, December 24, 2002, 10:40
 --- A. Ingram skrzypszy:

> Forgive me, fellow conlangers, I have been rude. I haven't taken the time > to properly introduce myself.
Well, if you consider that a mistake, then it has been corrected soon enough ;) Welcome to the List!
> Well, my name is Andrey and I'm currently working on a conlang.
Where are you from, if I may ask? Andrey sounds like a Russian name, but as I understood from your other message, Russian is not your first language.
> 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.
Wow, that's the spirit!
> As of right now, I'm taking things slow and formulating the sounds for my > conlang. I want to create a language that sounds beautiful and is > grammatically inventive, so I have much work to do. Perhaps I will post > some information on my conlang.
Please do so!
> My first conlang, which is rather > fragmented, was called crunk. It was made to give an idea of what sounds > an alien race would produce.
Well, cough it up, then. Funny name, BTW.
> 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.
Personally, I agree. Who is the conlanger, after all? The computer or you? Creating a conlang is a nice and creative way to spend your time (many people consider it an art), and it would be a pity if the computer had to do the work for you. But a lot of people here think differently. Anyway, word generated by a computer can always give you some ideas. In practice, I think the difference is not that big, though; as I understood from those who used word generators, they often throw away 99 % of the generated words anyway (and could have made up the rest without the computer, too).
> 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.
Well, you definitely got to the right place, then. Welcome again! In the other message, you wrote:
> Please include some resources for germanic languages as well. (and for a word list of Old Norse:) Jan ===== "Originality is the art of concealing your source." - Franklin P. Jones __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Everything you'll ever need on one web page from News and Sport to Email and Music Charts


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