Re: the engrish language
|Date:||Saturday, February 1, 2003, 11:17|
Hey! They must have stolen my conlang's name;-) I'm currently working on a
project named Engrian (not exactly the same, still...). Well, after all I've
never loved the name. I'll change it, someday. I've never loved the
glottonyms (?) I've come up for my languages... Vaiysi is probably the best-
and that's also the language I've worked on the most, so far. But it's
definitely far from being a stable language, and I haven't been looking at
it for over a couple of years, now. Engrian phonology, on the other hand, is
going to drive me crazy. I'm trying to follow Dirk's suggestions (I'm
analysing its alternations as conditioned by syllable contact, Dirk- it
seems to do the job quite well!), and, doing so, I've fallen in love with
phonology;-) I don't know whether I'll ever move onto morphology, syntax,
semantics etc.: Engrian phonology is such a maze I don't need anything else
to make up my mind;-) I was thinking about a logographic writing system,
some months ago (I was offlist and I had never heard anything about Maggel,
yet). But after I saw how crazy Maggel orthography had become, I gave it up.
I'll never beat Christophe;-) The orthography will be mostly etymological-
something like French: the same sound can written in different ways, but
when you see a written word there will be very good chances to guess how to
pronounce it and get it right.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Wesley Parish" <wes.parish@...>
Sent: Saturday, February 01, 2003 12:43 AM
Subject: the engrish language
> Just discovered this. http://www.engrish.com
> It's dedicated to an english-based conlang known as engrish used for
> purposes in Japan:
> "Dick and Uprise" is the name of a shop in Japan, as is:
> "Violence Jack Off", a clothing store for the younger generation.
> Not to forget the "No Smorking" signs ...
> Share and enjoy!
> Wesley Parish
> Mau e ki, "He aha te mea nui?"
> You ask, "What is the most important thing?"
> Maku e ki, "He tangata, he tangata, he tangata."
> I reply, "It is people, it is people, it is people."