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fictional worlds

From:Santiago <sanctifeld@...>
Date:Thursday, August 8, 2002, 3:35
I have a question for you all... I'd like to know to what extent are the
cultures behind your conlangs absolutely fictional... I mean, what sort of
words you didn't include in your langs, because of referring to human-made
objects or concepts so closely related to human cultures that they cannot exist
in your fictional cultures... Have you thought of the physical appearance of
your langs' speakers?

My lang, Moesteskin (Moestesian would be in English) has a lot of vocabulary
relating to the latest (an not so late) technology developments... Yes, words
like "television", "computer"... what do you think of that? It doesn't look
original, does it?

Should I do away with those terms, and try to create a whole culture with their own
objects and then name them with the lang?
Moesteskin actually was born as that, the language of a people of a fictional world, but
then I abandoned the idea of thinking so much about the fictional context...
Now I'm considering the issue...

I hope to hear your advice



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