Kinya (& Miapimoquitch) (was: RE: [CONLANG] Silindion)
|From:||And Rosta <a.rosta@...>|
|Date:||Monday, March 25, 2002, 10:02|
> And just for ships and grims, here's my top 10 list of conlangs, since
> people seem to be in a favorite Xes sort of mood. What is your top 10?
I don't have a top 10, but Tepa/Miapimoquitch keeps on getting better and
better so stands out for regularly refreshing the enjoyment it gives me.
Indeed, while I subscribe to the 'conlanging is art' school of thought,
few conlangs other than Miapimoquitch give me that acuity of aesthetic
pleasure that I derive from works of art of more canonical sorts.
> 10. Kinya (I really like the alphabet, which is why it's on the list
> at all, seeing as there really isn't any grammar up at all).
The morphology is Semitic-like; of the grammar proper I recall little, but
it is notable for the way it is described in terms of the indigenous
grammatological tradition, employing the yin- and yang-like notions of
_valam_ and _lah_ that figure prominently in the philosophy of Kunay.