Re: CHAT: Hello
|From:||D Tse <exponent@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, April 26, 2001, 6:57|
> Hello all.
> 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.
Welcome! Many of us seem to have been inspired in some way by running into
the linguistic works of Tolkien. I have had many defunct projects in my time
as a conlanger and am still in the process of making a workable conlang that
I can use (it's taking longer than I thought).
> I'm just now starting out on characterizing Iltârer (apologies to Mac
> users), the eldest of the language families involved. I envision it as
> phonologically elegant and syntactically sophisticated in its capacity to
> support subtle philosophical and esthetic expression. Today I wrote a
> modest program to generated Iltârer root words, and I have some of the
> grammar established.
> This seems a congenial and knowledgeable community of hobbyists. It's nice
> to have the opportunity to listen in here.
Thank you :P I have garnered all my linguistic knowledge only from the
knowledgeable members of this list and personal collection of linguistics
books. I am indebted to this list!