Re: CHAT: Hello
|From:||Ray Brown <ray.brown@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, September 17, 2003, 5:52|
On Tuesday, September 16, 2003, at 05:30 , Heather Fleming wrote:
> Testing, testing... Let's see if I've actually figured out how to POST to
> this list...
> Anyway, hi, my name is Heather and I'm new to the list.
Welcome - and nice to get an 'on topic' mail in the midst of a sudden
chatter on this list :)
> I'm an aspiring fantasy author who ended up majoring in linguistics, with
> inevitable results...
> Has anyone else done something like that for a lark - coming up with the
> most unrealistic (at least for humans) language possible? Not fully
> formed of course, but in sketch form anyway?
Yep - way back when I joined the list there was a guy designing the most
humanly difficult or unrealistic lang he could. I've forgotten
the name or details (maybe John C remembers?). And others have tried
similar things from time to time.
But don't b put off. One thing I've learnt that there's little really new;
it the way we use our ingredients and our own personal twists that we give
them that often give conlangs their peculiar individuality. Go ahead - I'
m sure you'll come up with something original & interesting - after all,
there's a lot of scope!