Re: script coincidence; new name, old conlang.
|From:||Mia Soderquist <jeezlueez@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, October 7, 2001, 0:58|
Jim Hopkins wrote:
> In a message dated 10/4/01 2:25:40 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> jeezlueez@EARTHLINK.NET writes:
> << n 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
> Just curious, what instigated the name change?
I am working on a historical time line, and the change
represents (for me) a shift in the beliefs of the people
from a personal goddess to an impersonal force represented
by the same goddess. It wasn't really a necessary change,
but it seems fitting to me. The new name means "Mother's
language", where the mother is Iludina, their goddess.
The later period of time will be associated with the
daughter language, Iluna, which is in early development.
I've just begun reworking the ea-luna root words for it.
ena la-kea-li-kela ia retu la luna.
(When I create a language, it is like my soul's poetry)