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Re: Do your conlangs affect each other?

From:Jörg Rhiemeier <joerg_rhiemeier@...>
Date:Sunday, September 28, 2008, 19:13

On Sat, 27 Sep 2008 23:59:32 -0400, deinx nxtxr wrote:

> For those of you with multiple projects, I'm wondering how much your work on > a project influences your other projects.
Not much, in my case. With Old Albic, quite a few ideas were carried over from the defunct Nur-ellen language, but that was rather rebooting the same project than starting a new project. The various Old Albic dialects and their modern daughter languages are of course linked together by means of regular sound changes, but then, they are part of the same overall project. Besides Albic, I have several other naturalistic projects and a few experimental engelang projects. These are indeed independent projects, and I generally avoid reusing an idea I have applied to one project in another project. For example, each of the X-1, X-2 and X-3 languages has self-segregation, but it is attained by three different methods. X-2 is my only stack-based language, and so on. On Sun, 28 Sep 2008 09:15:03 -0700, Gary Shannon wrote:
> I like to play around with different approaches to grammar and I tend to use > pretty much the same lexicon, or at least the same root words in all my > projects.
That's not what I do, even though I find coining words somewhat difficult, and I could spare much work that way. Each of my projects has its own lexicon (the various Albic languages of course have lexica diachronically related to each other by regular sound changes). It begins with each having its own phonology, which in my engelangs ties in with the self- segregation rules and all that. I don't feel like using Albic words in any of my experimental languages (nor the reverse), and my minor naturalistic projects (Germanech, Vandalic, Camonic and the yet unnamed pielang) are a posteriori. ... brought to you by the Weeping Elf