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From:John M. Dollan <dollan@...>
Date:Thursday, February 20, 2003, 16:51

I was referred to this list from another one, and am glad to join.  My name
is John, and I am currently working on various writing projects, all of
which have the potential for several language creations.  I am mainly
interested in getting the "basics" down just enough so as to be able to name
various geographical features, and perhaps even have a few "native phrases".
Primarily for use in my Leaves of Autumn setting, I plan to have three major
race languages, and several different Human languages, all of which are
spread out over several millennia.

I'm not sure how to start, so perhaps I will begin with a list of the gods
in a "common tongue" (for all intents and purposes, English), and then have
these names again listed in the first language that I am working on, that of
the Äubrekka, a people which were originally going to be Dwarves, but which
are now quite un-Dwarf-like in both form and, for the most part, habit.

But, not knowing how things go here, I thought I would ask first!

And, as a quick note, I am an English graduate (even though my e-mail
writing can be pretty sloppy at times!), but I have studied very little
linguistics, and so am essentially clueless as to how to actually create
even a basic language.

At any rate, I am glad to be here, and look forward to hearing from you


John M. Dollan
Havre, Montana, USA

Montana State University - Northern
Explorations Core --

ArcBuilders --

The Leaves of Autumn --

Great Big Group of Everything --

Montana Fossils --
"You can send a message around the world in the fifth part of a second, but
it can take years 'till you get it through some people's skull"
  -Charles F. Kettering

"A room without books is as a body without a soul."

"It is the soldier, not the reporter who has given us the freedom of the
press. It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us the freedom of
speech. It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, who gives us the
freedom to demonstrate. It is the soldier who salutes the flag, who serves
beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the
protester to burn the flag."

  -Father Dennis Edward O'Brien, Sergeant, USMC

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