YHL's Meep & mi Ling-Frak (was Re: Workin' on some stuff.)
|From:||Jonathan Chang <zhang2323@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, August 24, 2000, 21:13|
In a message dated 2000/08/24 01:22:06 AM, YHL wrote:
>OTOH I want to someday build a conlang called "meep" based on my habit of
>meeping at people (literally). Yes, I'm weird, but a little humor puts
>(some) people at ease...and why not? So far I've gotten 16 people to
>meep back. I think it'll be tonal, when I get around to it, and entirely
>based on whimsy.
*gigglabyte* sounds like fun.
In my pidgin/creole ConLang Lingwa Frakas, I am trying to incorporate
quite a bit of onomatopoeia (quite a bit of it from Japanese and from various
sci-fi/comicbooks/pop cultures around the world).
UPDATE re: Lingwa Frakas =
kinda based on linguist Steven Roger Fischer's prediction that English,
Spanish and Mandarin Chinese may become the only dominant world languages *,
I have been fine tunin' Ling-Frak (the short nickname for Lingwa Frakas) to
be like some sorta "futuro poliglot Spangliz pidgin" ** <<futuristic polyglot
Spanglish pidgin>> [with a lotta loan words from other languages, mostly
slang and technocultural]....
an exercise in "speculative conlanging" or "applied science fiction
* Steven Roger Fischer: "At present, because of sheer numbers only the
three languages (and their sign languages) will perhaps survive the next 300
years: Mandarin Chinese, Spanish and English" (_A History of Language_, p.
** note the "simple" use of the dotted/underlined g for a hard g sound
a plain g for the soft g - /j/ or /x/: a palatal or velar fricative -
Kool-moda <<cool-style (coolly)>>,