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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, 
jimhenry1973@GMAIL.COM writes:

> 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 (Loglan). 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. stevo </HTML>