Re: Similar Soundong Languages
|From:||Jan van Steenbergen <ijzeren_jan@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, July 27, 2003, 7:22|
--- Thomas R. Wier skrzypszy:
> I dunno. I've been fantasizing recently about an a posteriori
> conlang based on Sumerian. A posteriori languages just take
> more work, that's all.
I'm not quite sure if it's really more work to create an a posteriori language.
What takes a lot of time is the learning process that preceeds it; in the case
of Wenedyk that means: finding out a lot about Vulgar Latin and the development
from Common Slavic to Polish. But once that work is done and the sound changes
have been defined, you can work very quickly and created hundreds of words a
day, if you want. The only thing that still takes time is finding out whether a
Latin word existed in Vulgar (Late) Latin or not.
I've never ventured into the field of a priori conlanging, but it seems that
one is always dependent on his inspiration, which doesn't allow a person to
become as prolific with words as an a posteriori conlanger would be.
"Originality is the art of concealing your source." - Franklin P. Jones
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