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Re: conlangs' worlds (was: Back!)

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Wednesday, July 21, 1999, 16:06
On Wed, 21 Jul 1999 15:50:00 +0100 A Rosta <a.rosta@...> writes:
>At the other extreme (of minimal CPness) one can recognize two >distinct >approaches. In one, the conlang is in a world with no *necessary* >connection to this one, but it may happen to resemble this one. >Examples >are Middle Earth and the world of Valdya. In the other, the conlang is >on a >different planet but in This universe. Examples are, as Adam says, >Herman >Millerian, Nik Taylorian, Star Trek, Aluric, Gladilation, Rikchik.
> --And.
The problem with Middle-Earth is that although it has no necessary connection to our Earth, at the same time it *is* our Earth, but in a semi-pre-historical mythic era. It blurs the lines between a true fictional world, an alternate earth, and an alternate history. Which is why i have so much trouble trying to decide if and how the Rokbeigalm survive into the our-Earth-Present. -Stephen (Steg) "bas baveil hasheduda, ashrei sheyeshalem lakh es gemuleikh shegamalt lanu - ashrei sheyohheiz venipeitz es olalayikh el hasala!" "...and so we all resolved that next time...we would that the arc would be one step closer to falling." ___________________________________________________________________ Get the Internet just the way you want it. Free software, free e-mail, and free Internet access for a month! Try Juno Web: