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JABBERWOCKY (was: Universal Translation Language)

From:Boudewijn Rempt <bsarempt@...>
Date:Saturday, May 29, 1999, 9:49
On Sat, 29 May 1999, Raymond A. Brown wrote:

> > Now, for those who like translation exercises for their conlangs, how about > the Jabberwocky? :) >
Curiously enough, this is a topic I've been thinking about a lot, recently. There are certain Dutch authors, that have been at least as creative and inventive as Lewis Carroll, and I was wondering how to do things like that in Denden. The answer is of course that I can't: if I stumble upon a likely sounding word I'll take it, give it a real meaning and be thankful for the inspiration! And I wonder whether the Charyans have that special sense of humour. On the whole, I think they do, though. Are there people who can play games of language at all in/with their conlang? Or even tell witty jokes? Boudewijn Rempt |