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Re: an early conlang (was: Young Conlangers)

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Tuesday, April 2, 2002, 18:13
En réponse à Jonathan Knibb <jonathan_knibb@...>:

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> > The pronunciation is pretty much as you'd expect - don't ask what the > diaeresis means, I have no idea! The acute accent marks stress. The > only > slightly interesting thing is <nh>, a voiceless alveolar nasal. > > Just thought I'd share that with you :) >
Well, I must say that for a first language, it shows a degree of sophistication that is quite impressive! My first languages were quite far from that, being simple relexes from Latin. The grammar is original, even if simple (actually it looks quite naturalistic, and I'm not sure it's that simple :)) ). The European cognates are well hidden :)), I wouldn't have seen it if you didn't point at them :). And it already shows some simple but interesting derivations (like God from "high"). As for the use of accents, well, it's a common beginner's mistake, and I don't think it's problematic. For a first language, it's impressive! Christophe. Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else play the leading role.