Re: Fiction with connatlangs vs conconlangs
|Date:||Monday, February 18, 2008, 18:19|
In a message dated 2/18/2008 10:38:52 AM Central Standard Time,
> Besides those in which conlanging is a major part of the
> story, several others come to mind in which there are throwaway
> references to constructed languages devised for particular
> purposes -- usually superhumans or posthumans devising
> something to suit their modes of thought better than natural
> human languages.
Heinlein's "Gulf" (Speedtalk?) (à la Ithkuil) and "The moon is a harsh
mistress" (Loglan) come to mind, but one of my favorites is Singlespeech (and
?Multispeech) in M. A. Foster's "The warriors of Dawn" and "Transformers". I read
"The languages of Pao" by Jack Vance over 23 years ago (it's not in my reading
log, which I started in 1985). "Babel-17" by Samuel Delany. "Native Tongue"
by Suzette Haden Elgin (Láadan). "The Troika incident" by James Cooke Brown
Several languages, one a descendant of Mayan, figure in Catherine Asaro's
Skolian Empire series.
Those're about all I can think of right now.