Re: The starlings song (Glasca version)
|From:||The Keenans <makeenan@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, April 24, 2002, 0:13|
Jan van Steenbergen wrote:
> --- Duke Keenan wrote:
> > I really like my new orthography for Glasca. I'm including first, the
> > new orthography and then the same poem in the old orthography so that
> > you guys can see the difference. :)
> <snipped two orthographies & vocabulary>
> > what do you all think?
> Yeah, surely prefer the newer version. It looks more natural to me. Besides,
> I have never been fond of the letter "x". Is there a web page somewhere on
I snitched a lot from french. I don't know how I'm going to explain this
in the conculture. Perhaps the first contact from Earth came from french
There were a lot of letters that I was not happy with. Like someone
mentioned earlier, I think it was Aidan Grey, conlangers seem to have
this idea that letters can only represent one sound each. You can learn
so much here.
No webpage yet if ever. It's seriously new, about four months old.
> BTW Did you translate it from my English translation from Hattic? It seems so,
> since "little lark" was entirely my invention. What I tried to do was stay
> very close to the original, make a metric version AND use rhyme at the same
> time; I'm quite satisfied with the result. The normal word for "lark" would
> be "tina", but to make it fit better into the meter, I choose for the
> diminition "tinala".
> Is this the beginning of a new relay with the same text? ;)
I did use your translation. I wondered whether I should just translate
the Earth species or try to figure out similar birds from the planet
where Glasca is spoken. I wimped out and just tranlated the earth
Bye the way. Love your sig.
> "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