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linguistic "flavours" (was Re: Missing Words)

From:J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>
Date:Monday, March 18, 2002, 22:43
In a message dated 3/17/02 10.23.56 PM, ray.brown@FREEUK.COM writes:

>The thing with a conlang is to mix these elements in new and interesting >ways so that they become your own distinctive creation. It's rather like >cooking (oneof my other hobbies), I like to think: all the ingredients >have been used before, but I use them in my own way to create something new.
LOL... Good metaphor. To me, some languages definitely are like the various flavours of foods - some are simple, clear/clean & minimal in tastes, i.e. sushi or Vegan salads or seaslug soup. Some languages are spicy, i.e., like there are many kinds of curry - with varying degrees of tastes, spiciness, intensity & heat (and - arguably - aftertaste(s)). Due to the insidious influences of this list * ;) I like it all... well, ok, I appreciate most languages - both NatLang & ConLang (_some_ AuxLangs, too). * esp'ly Christophe, Maarten, Ray, Kou, Mathias, Ms. BleuFuzzieMonkeys, Dirk, Yitzak "the Snakie", Pavel, David "DigiScreamer", Yoon, Mia, And Rosta "the Ambivert Ambivalent"... eek! I hope I am not fergittin' anyone who has helped me &/or commented on my emails/conlanging progess (or chided me for lack thereof ;) OBCONLANG/NATLANG: Question: What flavour(s) do you peeps assign your own ConLangs? How about your "Fav NatLangs"? czHANg, workin' on/playin' with a feta-cheese-on-pita-bread-&-tofu-garbanzo-bean-curry like ConLang ;) [tentatively called "Lilakrit." Iin another words, Lego much "mutated" & made more NatLang-ish, less like a pidgin/creole, too] Hanuman Zhang {HANoomaan JAHng} => _Xanuman Dja:xng_ /'hanuma~n dZa'hN/ Avatar of Sun WuKong, a.k.a. "Monkey," a.k.a. "TricksterGod of Chinese Boxers" ~ om hung hanumatay rudratmakai hung phat ~ mantra to Hanuman the Hindu Monkey TricksterGod ~§~ xaos ~§~ Hail to thee TricksterGods! Io Thee ChaosGodhead!!! ~§~ thee Prizc ov Existenz iz Ætern'l Warfær 'n' Creativ Playf'llniz ~§~


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