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Re: Conlangs in SF/S&S [was: Le Guin, Elgin, Spinrad].

From:John Cowan <cowan@...>
Date:Saturday, April 10, 2004, 19:29
Barbara Barrett scripsit:

> Others that struck me were the Elvish (not Tolkien!) in K Kerr's books and > the Romulan in the Star treck novels (gets a mention at omniglot too).
It's particularly notable that that *all* the dialogue in the first chapter of Diane Duane's _The Romulan Way_ is entirely in Romulan, and yet the meaning comes through perfectly clearly even if you don't make use of the handy glossary.
> Any others out there.
Kesh in Le Guin's _Always Coming Home_ is excellent conlanging, IMHO. -- John Cowan Please leave your values Check your assumptions. In fact, at the front desk. check your assumptions at the door. --sign in Paris hotel --Cordelia Vorkosigan