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Re: conlangs and audience...

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Friday, March 17, 2000, 23:26
Roger Mills wrote:
> Not comparable...identical!! And still going strong. After all, once > you've mapped a planet, it has to have cities, right?
Hmm, I've never mapped out cities, or even their locations (except capital cities), but I have worked out some ideas about the *typical* city-plan. But what I do like is *historical* maps. I have a whole series of maps showing the rise and fall of the Holy Republic, along with what went on elsewhere on the Continent, shifting borders and the splitting-off of the Trad Autonomous Region from the Sanle Republic. I also have maps of dialectal features in the Kassí homeland, such as how <ty> or <ky> is pronounced, which regions have dropped certain genders (there's even a small region where genders 3, 4, and 6 have all been lost, leaving only 1, 2, 5, 7), which has come in handy with designing inter-dialectal borrowings. -- "If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore, and preserve for many generations the remembrance of the city of God!" - Ralph Waldo Emerson ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTailor