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Re: conculture

From:Almaran Dungeonmaster <dungeonmaster@...>
Date:Wednesday, November 14, 2001, 16:29
> >On Tue, Nov 13, 2001 at 07:28:23PM -0800, nicole wrote: > > [snip] > > i looked it up)) anyway... for those of you with > > concultures did you develop your conlang before or > > after or at the same time as your conculture? > > [snip]
As I am a world-builder more than a conlanger, I believe in chronological development. I first created the physical worlds (planet, sun, universe and all) then I let continents and climates develop, followed by life forms. In the end, I started to develop the history and cultures of the world's sentient species, and for me, language (like, for instance, religion) is just an aspect of a culture. There are peoples in my world who use different forms of communication which are not based on sound, such as telepathy and sign languages, as well as a language which was developed that uses patterns of twigs and leaves so that different tribes may communicate, but which has no spoken forms. So in my view, language is part of the culture and the two must be developed together. Maarten