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Re: Dipping my toe in the water

From:daniel andreasson <danielandreasson@...>
Date:Sunday, January 27, 2002, 14:22
Jonathan Knibb wrote:

> Newbie alert!
Welcome to our merry list, Jonathan! Glad to have you onboard. (Oh, yet another watery metaphor :)
> Two questions for my first post. Firstly: I've recently > had to change my conlang's name (owing to major phonological > overhaul), and came up with Telona as reasonably euphonic > and representative of the language's sounds/phonology. It > strikes me, though, that (probably not by coincidence > .... :) ) 'Telona' is rather similar to the names of certain > other, higher-profile conlangs, notably Tokana, Tepa and > Teonaht
I've thought about a similar thing when compiling my list of links to conlangs. There is a major tendency to let the name of the conlang begin with A, D, S, T or V. And especially T. Here's a list: Almaqerin by Didier Willis. amman îar by David Bell. Anawanda by Tommaso R. Donnarumma. Ancient Kakak by Mario Bonassin. Arden by Jean-François Smith and Tommaso R. Donnarumma Arvandran by Laurie Gerholz. Asiteya by Jennifer Barefoot. Azak by Christophe Grandsire. Danovën and Arovën by Joshua Shinavier. Delason by Nizar Y.A. Habash. Darmakke by Tom Pullman. Denden by Boudewijn Rempt. Diom by David Stokes. Doraya by Adam Parrish. Draqa by Ajin Kwai. Draseléq by Pablo Saalangal by Barry Garcia. Saprutum by Marconatrix. Silindion by Elliott Lash. Sïdmak by Mia Soderquist. Sitarwelas by Didier Willis. Skerre by Doug Ball. Streich by Tommaso R. Donnarumma. Talossán Târuven by Taliesin. Telek by Marcus Smith. Teonaht by Sally Caves. Tepa by Dirk Elzinga (does anyone have a link) Teran by Scott Hlad. Tirehlat by Herman Miller. Thosk by Dean Easton. Tokana by Matt Pearson. Tunu by Mathias Lassailly. Tyl-Sjok by Henrik Theiling. Vaior by William Annis. Vaiysi by Luca Mangiat. Valdyan by Irina Rempt. Veldan by Cian Ross. Verdurian by Mark Rosenfelder. Vogu by Terrence Donnelly Other initial letters have only tops three conlangs. So what's so special about A, D, S, T and V? You'd think that N would be more popular, since most people seem to find that a euphonic sound. Myself, I don't quite follow that trend, having three conlangs named Rinya, Cein and Nakiltipkaspimak. But then there's Seimi. Ooch. :) ||| daniel -- | [new]


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