The conlanging Dark Ages [was: Re: ADMIN: John Cowan departing; turnover in the Instrumentality of Conlang]
|From:||Cian Ross <cian@...>|
|Date:||Friday, January 7, 2005, 0:47|
On Thursday 06 January 2005 10:35 am, John Quijada wrote:
> I remember those pre-internet days...lovingly dog-eared notebooks filled
> with fading lines of pencilled-in and scratched-out phonologies and verb
> inflections, wondering if I were the only conlanger in the world besides
> Tolkien and Ursula LeGuin....
I did the same in high school, though actually I started slightly
before that. Between encountering LeGuin, Tolkien, Latin class, and
FRP gaming in fairly rapid succession, I was into it forever. (I
invented the first versions of my first conlangs to give me consistent
naming in the conworld and concultures I started building when I
started making up new FRP secenarios--back in the bad old days of 1st
> Back to the pencilled notebooks for me I guess....
Ack...I won't do anything any more that's not in HTML or using a
little bit of Perl I wrote to manage dictionaries. Computers are
a huge improvement over the previous ways.