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Fave conlangs

From:Jan van Steenbergen <ijzeren_jan@...>
Date:Monday, March 25, 2002, 9:27
 --- Aidan Grey wrote:

> What is your top 10?
Difficult to say, because I don't even remotely know all existing conlangs, even those on the list. Let's see: 1. Géarthnuns. I really like the strange consonant clusters and the sea of umlauts. Regrettably not a natlang. 2. Slavëni and Seversk by Libor Sztemon. North-Slavonic conlangs that really tickled my imagination. I admire their author as well for his numerous Iranian-based conlangs. 3. Našica by Jan Havliš, for the same reason. 4. Brithenig/Bhreathanach/Kernu. Great examples of how history should have taken place ;) 5. Verdurian and its sister languages. Just because they are beautiful. 6. Calistan by Danny Wier. It took me quite some effort to dig up materials about it in the List's archives, but it was definitely worth it. 7. Gutisk. Any try to revitalize Gothic would appear on my list of favourites. 8. Thosk. A very good example of a seperate Indo-European language. 9. Volapük. A very strange but funny language. Not very well suited for an auxlang, because it is both complicated and the words are miles away from their roots. But I admire the idealistic basis for auxlangs and I like it definitely more than Esperanto, which looks to me like a crippled cross-over between Italian and Spanish. 10. My own Hattic and Askaic, two closely related Indo-European languages, samples of which will surely follow later. I would definitely add Proto-Indo-European, but since that is rather a "reconlang" than a conlang, I will leave it alone... Jan ===== "You know, I used to think it was awful that life was so unfair. Then I thought, wouldn't it be much worse if life were fair, and all the terrible things that happen to us come because we actually deserve them? So, now I take great comfort in the general hostility and unfairness of the universe." --- J. Michael Straczynski __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Everything you'll ever need on one web page from News and Sport to Email and Music Charts


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