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|Date:||Friday, March 1, 2002, 11:28|
--- Camilla Drefvenborg <elmindreda@...> wrote:
> I live just outside Stockholm, in Sweden; and I've
> been an amateur conlanger most of my life,
Welcome Camilla... Too bad you tell us now! My
partner and I were just in Amsterdam and Copenhagen
last month, where we met several of the conlangers on
this list. Would have been nice had I known of you
> plus my parents both being multilingual, so I grew
> up hearing Swedish,
> Amharic, English, German, Hungarian, Hebrew,
> Italian, etc.
Incredible combination there! Amharic, how did that
factor in? Were your parents fluent in this seemingly
exotic tongue? If I'm not mistaken, Amharic is the
language of Ethopia - correct? I've found the script
intriguing yet quite disturbing for some reason -
especially the ch of final -woch.
> so I guess becoming a conlanger was unavoidable...
Caused as a result of your environment, eh? Well,
myself to the contrary - I hail from very monolingual
Midwest area of the US! Learning a bit of Spanish or
French is viewed as remarkable in that area - we
Americans are just frankly too into ourselves, and
that was what urged me to learn more about other
countries and leave the States... now I live in Japan.
> my favourite language is Japanese, which has a very
> special place in my heart. and which has a tendency
> to influence my own under-construction conlang,
> whether I want it to or not.
Really? May I ask why it holds a special place in
your heart? Have you come here before? Hiroshi Kato
and I, as far as I know, are the only 2 on this list
at present who are in Japan (Tokyo). I think several
other list members have either visited or studied
here. Japanese is a popular natlang, it seems. I,
too, having been with the language for nearly 10 years
now, feel it interferes with my conlanging BUT
generally that is because I view Japanese language is
an almost perfect linguistic equation. To me, it
seems always like "1 + 1 = 2" or "X to Y desu"...
well, of course, there are many exceptions and many
many other examples! ;-)
> what made me stop to say hello is that I just read
> my own core conlang idea
> in someone else's post. namely one by Christophe
Surprised that I do not see a reply from Christophe...
maybe I just overlooked it. Nice guy with a mind
seemingly-abounding with innovative ideas on language
(and whose "better half" concocts delicious meals!)
> I would truly love posting my own translation of
> Interbeing, but I'm not
> there yet, and I refuse to cut corners in order to
> get there sooner.
Do what you can! No race, at least IMHO... I think
many of us, unfortunately, end up having to throw out
a lot of interesting emails due to lack of time and
energy to read them all! :-/
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