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script coincidence; new name, old conlang.

From:Mia Soderquist <jeezlueez@...>
Date:Thursday, October 4, 2001, 18:25
I went to the omniglot page and looked at the script someone
had orginially mentioned, and then I started randomly
clicking on different links to look at different writing
systems. One of them stopped me dead in my tracks. The
Divehi hakuru alphabet is incredibly similar to one I made
up years and years ago. In fact, many of the letters are
identical. Mine were assigned to completely different
sounds, and my alphabet had many more letters, but the
majority of Divehi hakura appears in my alphabet. Needless
to say, I thought this was odd! I must have seen it before
and forgotten it, only to have it bubble up from my
subconscious later. (Or maybe it was reincarnation, or a bit
of inspiration from the collective mind of humanity... but I
think the "saw and forgot" explanation is more likely.)

I am going to try to find some time this evening to start
posting replies to CONLANG. I've decided to become more
active now that I am doing more conlanging in my spare time.
(Or, now that I have more spare time to construct
languages.) I've got quite a lot to do, since I've been
neglecting ea-luna, and the grammar notes I had seem to have
gotten lost somewhere along the line. I will be
rediscovering and reforming the grammar over the next few
weeks, at least.

In the meantime, I have a small announcement to make. The
language formerly known as ea-luna will be called
Dinaliluna, and it's speakers will be Dinalidiwe. Same
language, same people, new name. (The Dinalidiwe will,
however, continue to call their own language by its old


Mia Soderquist
ena la-kea-li-kela ia retu la luna.
(When I create a language, it is like my soul's own poetry)