Re: Reinventing NATLANGs
|From:||Yahya Abdal-Aziz <yahya@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, July 13, 2006, 13:45|
On Wed, 12 Jul 2006, Philip Newton wrote:
What an excellent piece of work! I found it a great pleasure
to read, and understood almost all. Did Anderson do any more
> 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.
> 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.
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