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Starting conlanging

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). Irina Varsinen an laynynay, saraz no arlet rastinay. (myself) (English) (Nederlands)