|From:||Irina Rempt <ira@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, May 13, 1999, 17:03|
On -1 xxx -1, it was written:
(By someone whose mail software sends a header that my mail software
can't decipher, and whose name is reported as Ed Heil)
> I'm wondering how many people here started conlanging spontaneously, and how
> many got the idea from existing conlangers, like me (whether those were
> conlangers here on the web, or well-known ones like Tolkien and Okrand).
Definitely spontaneously; I've been making up words and (especially)
names-with-a-meaning for as long as I can remember, and didn't start
to read Tolkien until I was about 10 (in Dutch) and the appendices at
14 (in English; my parents had a paperback translation with only
Appendix A and B).
Varsinen an laynynay, saraz no arlet rastinay.