Re: Humans & Humanoids [WAS: Back!]
|From:||Daniel Andreasson <daniel_noldo@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, July 22, 1999, 6:51|
Jim Grossmann <steven@...> wrote:
> >70,000 years ago, a mysterious tribe LIVED. With tens of thousandsof
> >years of prehistory, why not just write a conlang for cave people?
Herman Miller replied:
> Strangely enough, I had a language for cave elves (Kaltani / "Ancient
> Elvish"), but none for ancient humans (unless you count the Kobolds,who
> are distant relatives of humans).
About a year ago I was asked by a friend to make up a language for cave
people. It was intended to be spoken at a live role playing game (LRPG)
set in the Stone Age. Unfortunately the LRPG was cancelled which led to
the lang being called off too.
I do remember, however, some of the phonology. There were only back
vowels and consonants produced in the back of the mouth (velar, uvular,
pharyngeal and glottal. Exception: bilabial). There were only stops and
fricatives. No nasals or approximants. Syllables were CV. It was a very
stereotypical language but still kinda fun to make up rules for a
Mickey-Mouse-being-sent-back-in-time-to-the-stone-age-language. :) And
it was a little more than just "uga buga buga buga uga". Though not