|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.
1. Géarthnuns. I really like the strange consonant
clusters and the sea of umlauts. Regrettably not a
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. Naica by Jan Havli, 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
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
10. My own Hattic and Askaic, two closely related
Indo-European languages, samples of which will surely
I would definitely add Proto-Indo-European, but since
that is rather a "reconlang" than a conlang, I will
leave it alone...
"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.
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