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New member with a few questions.

From:John Schlembach <bachalon@...>
Date:Tuesday, November 1, 2005, 9:03
Hello all.

Let me preface the bulk of my by apologizing should I be going about this
the wrong way.

Where do I start?

First of all, I'm an aspiring novelist who knows what I want out of the
language my characters are to speak. However, I have no idea how to go
about doing it.

I'm looking to create an a priori language based around two sets of words.

Empty words are words with an implied connotation. A word can seem to
mean "light" but until it has the proper qualifier in the form of a suffix
bound word it has no meaning.

Bound words are just that: adjectives or nouns that allow function to be
known and implemented.

The difficult part is getting this language to be precise. I've created the
bare necessities so far as they relate to several stories I'm working on,
but I want more than just token words to provide an exotic feel.

I've read interviews here and there, but information on the subject of
conlangs is difficult to come across.

Is there any advice you all would be kind enough to give?




David J. Peterson <dedalvs@...>
Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>
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