|From:||Joel Heikkila <joelman70@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, September 11, 2001, 22:21|
Well, I am thirteen years old, and I have been conlanging since I was 7
years old. Yes, I know that I am a little young for this sort of thing, but
it interests me. Of course, at that time, my conlang was nothing more than
a simple replacement of words. For the next five years, I rarely ever
thought of my languages; and of course, I would never tell anyone about my
interest in conlanging, Id seem like an idiot. Last year, as part of a
unit, I was told to invent a language for a country, and I went ahead and
did just that. Since then for about a year and ½ I have been reading about
conlangs on the net and working on my own.
The conlang I worked on, as an assignment is available on the net, be aware,
this is very poor quality work, I did it in two days. However, when I look
back at what I did know about language at the time, (which was nothing,) and
what I know now, I am surprised at some of the ideas, i.e. a subject marker,
so I could have free word order.
Available at http://members.home.net/joelthegreat/renarktext.html
Because of that early project, I added another item to my list of hobbies,
linguistics. Because I am a Canadian, I have the privilege of having French
taught in school. I have also taken an online course on Scottish Gaelic.
Im wondering, my current conlang, Anata, is still in a very early stage;
about how many words will I need to have a usable language? I also could
use a program for storing my lexical information, does anyone have any
My website will be at http://www.members.home.net/joelthegreat/ it will be
some time until it is actually there.
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