Re: Article about "new" Conlang
|From:||Wesley Parish <wes.parish@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, February 5, 2003, 8:37|
On Wednesday 05 February 2003 01:09 pm, you wrote:
> I had honestly forgotten how much fun this mailing list is.
> I had also forgotten exactly why I always sign off a few weeks after I
> have (re-)joined. But I was soon reminded when e-mail started pouring in.
> Day and night, without end.
> Anyway, the primary reason that I joined this time is that I have written
> a short article about a fictional conlang called The Ancient Tongue of the
> Wise. The language in question (which may not even be a real conlang,
> although it looks like one) originated with the computer game The Citadel
> (third in the Lords of Midnights series) by Mike Singleton. There are only
> some fragments of it that I have been able to find, but I tried to analyze
> them as best I could.
I always have a problem with those "languages of the wise" ...
(dons asbestos suit)
What we really need is "languages of the stupid".
Mau e ki, "He aha te mea nui?"
You ask, "What is the most important thing?"
Maku e ki, "He tangata, he tangata, he tangata."
I reply, "It is people, it is people, it is people."
> The article is primarily written for fans of the computer games, but
> before I present it to them, I would like to have some input from people
> who are better at this than I am. So anyone who happens to be interested
> and who has a little time to spare can currently take a look at it here:
> This is only a temporary location, so please do NOT link to this page.
> Any and all feedback is appreciated.
> /Fredrik (glad to be back, but somewhat stressed by the fact that
> eight(!) new posts arrived only while writing this message)