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
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! :-)
Yoon Ha Lee