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Question about starting

From:Bookworm Alpha <bwormalpha@...>
Date:Wednesday, November 19, 2008, 21:47
I initially attempted to start building a language based on the first
term I worked up (which was "oüdenlänter", which, when translated,
means several things including "outlander", "stranger" and "alien" in
the language I'm working on.

I am not 100% certain this is the proper list for me to use as yet,
and I will leave the list if that is the wish of the other
participants and/or the moderator if I have come to the wrong place.
Please forgive if I make some sort of newbie-type mistake, as I am
still struggling to learn how to construct languages.

Some folks who saw that initial word accused me of using Norwegian as
my language's base, but that is not the case at all. In fact, the
concept is that the language is a so-called "superlanguage" that
encompasses concepts from nearly all the major Terran language groups.
This language is being devised for a series of fiction novels I'm in
the process of writing. Approximately sixteen words are relatively
firm, but (strangely) the form of pluralization is not certain. (one
word, Eldaren, is both plural and singular, but it seems to be an
exception rather than the rule.)

Note that in no case above am I trying to show pronunciation. Not
quite solid on the CXS as yet.

Anyone who can assist in building this language's rules, words,
grammar and syntax /will/ be acknowledged in the books as contributors
(by first initial, last name), unless that is not their wish.


Peter Collier <petecollier@...>
Gary Shannon <fiziwig@...>
Lars Finsen <lars.finsen@...>
Carl Banks <conlang@...>
Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>