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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! Imperative