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Re: CHAT: Hello

From:Yoon Ha Lee <yl112@...>
Date:Thursday, April 26, 2001, 12:30
On Wed, 25 Apr 2001, Tom Tadfor Little wrote:

> I'm a newcomer here. I was delighted to come across this list, as I've been > playing at language creation since I first read Tolkien 25+ years ago. I > start lots of them, but seem to always get diverted before I really flesh > anything out. > > I'm currently working on an imaginary world with a small number of distinct > racial/linguistic/cultural traditions that eventually merge and synthesize. > I'm hoping it can be some sort of meaningful mythologization of our own > eclectic times.
Hi! That sounds like a really neat project. :-)
> For this project, I need linguistic traditions that are distinctive, but > not so wildly different from each other to hamper sharing of concepts and > vocabulary.
Heh...look at the real world. =^) I mean, if I can find a phrase like "we're in deep kimchi" (kimchi being a Korean food that most non-Koreans either love or hate) in an urban elf fantasy novel (_Knight of Ghosts and Shadows_ by Mercedes Lackey and Ellen Guon, I think) in English...and that ain't even the half of it. Good luck on your project, and do share! :-) Cheers, Yoon Ha Lee