Conlang control (was: Re: Maidzhen Klaish - webpage update)
|From:||Daniel Andreasson Vpc-Work <daniel.andreasson@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, February 20, 2003, 11:20|
Andreas Johansson wrote:
> This is discovery in the sense that it's what I
> end up with when I apply my own rules - I do take the view that I invent,
> rather than "discover", my conlangs.)
That's my view as well. I want control over my conlang. But
the more I work on my project, the less control I get and
it takes a life on its own. Yes, this has been discussed
endlessly on this list, but it's still very fascinating.
For instance, I keep want to pronounce my newest conlang
/pia"ta/ instead of /pi"ata/, i.e. with final stress. What
am I gonna do? Change the stress rule? I could see which
words get the final stress and work out a rule from there.
Possibly, this final stress arose in my head due to my
adding a bunch of possible clusters. So _piahta_ would be
/pi"ahta/ but _piata_ would be /pia"ta/. Hmm...
Well, this is only one of several things that makes me
think I've lost control of Piata. Oh well. Back to work.