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Re: Reinventing NATLANGs

From:Yahya Abdal-Aziz <yahya@...>
Date:Thursday, July 13, 2006, 13:45
On Wed, 12 Jul 2006, Philip Newton wrote:
> > On 7/12/06, Michael Adams wrote: > > How about a conlang that is English but with all or most of the > > French/Latin/Greek out of it? > > Have a look at "Uncleftish Beholding" by Poul Anderson (quoted e.g. at > ) for an example of > such a beast. > > I found it moderately hard to read, and knew I not German, it had been > even harder.
What an excellent piece of work! I found it a great pleasure to read, and understood almost all. Did Anderson do any more of this?
> As for English that has much more Greek put into it, see the two > speeches by Prof. Zolotas quoted further down on that page.
This I found almost incomprehensible. Shows what the lack of a classical education does to a man! :( On the same site, is a "rollicking good yarn" by Kipling: which would be a worthy translation challenge to test one's knowledge of *any* lang, whether con or nat. Regards, Yahya -- No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG Free Edition. Version: 7.1.394 / Virus Database: 268.9.10/387 - Release Date: 12/7/06