Re: A very short language description (Was Re: Missing Words)
|From:||M. Å. <moriquende@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, March 19, 2002, 22:12|
>From: Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
>En réponse à "M. Å." <moriquende@...>:
>Maybe unconscious inspiration then :)) .
Very likely. I've realised unconscious inspiration sources every now and
>Hehe, I do speak Dutch, and have a little knowledge of Russian. I guess to
>something that would sound like both, you need a lot of /x/ or /G/ sounds
>achlaut of German BaCH, voiceless or voiced) for the Dutch feeling, and
>palatalised consonants and a lot of /o/ for Russian :)) .
You see, I wasn't aiming at real languages, but at my own impressions, and
for Dutch this means merely the written language. What I find nice about
Dutch is their use of j's and long vowels - even though I do not know how
they should really be pronounced. :) This is why my language would probably
never sound like familiar to a Dutch.
(I do have heard a bit spoken Dutch, and it was pretty, too. To me it
sounded like German but even more German-ish, and I like German a lot.)
>From: Jan van Steenbergen <ijzeren_jan@...>
> --- "M. Å." <moriquende@...> wrote:
>You certainly know how to make people curious! Where
>is Mamqosian supposed to be spoken?
Didn't mean to. :)
It's spoken in a fictional world, in a surprisingly named country of Mamqos.
No re-writing of European history this time, sorry. :)
>Well, both Dutch and Russian are well-represented on
>this list. If you ever need to know something, just
>try me (or one of the others).
Thank you very much. =)
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