Bala-i-balan (wasRe: new to the list)
|From:||R A Brown <ray@...>|
|Date:||Friday, May 19, 2006, 7:03|
Benct Philip Jonsson wrote:
> BTW if I'm not mistaken Balaibalan predates Hildegard, so
> the first conlangers on historical record were Muslims!
Does it? Hildegard is 12th century - but I thought Bala-i-balan was the
work of an unknown Sufic mystic in the 16th century.
But as I wrote about a week or so back, I suspect conlanging of some
sort or other has been going on for millennia.
"A mind which thinks at its own expense will always
interfere with language." J.G. Hamann, 1760