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Re: CHAT: Hello

From:Tom Tadfor Little <tom@...>
Date:Thursday, April 26, 2001, 5:57
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.

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.

For this project, I need linguistic traditions that are distinctive, but
not so wildly different from each other to hamper sharing of concepts and

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.

Cheers, Tom

Tom Tadfor Little     
Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Telperion Productions 


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