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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 then.
>Hehe, I do speak Dutch, and have a little knowledge of Russian. I guess to >get >something that would sound like both, you need a lot of /x/ or /G/ sounds >(the >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. =) _________________________________________________________________ Join the world’s largest e-mail service with MSN Hotmail.