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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. -- Ray ================================== ================================== "A mind which thinks at its own expense will always interfere with language." J.G. Hamann, 1760


Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>