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
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