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Re: CHAT: Profile of a Conlanger

From:Adam Parrish <myth@...>
Date:Friday, May 14, 1999, 21:44
On Fri, 14 May 1999, list James E. Hopkins wrote:

> I was originally inspired by Zamenhof. I thought if he could create a > language as a young man so could I! I had from an early age (12yrs) been > interested in natlangs (mostly Russian and French). When I learned Esperanto > I tried a couple of times to create my own language without success. Then, > through the net I discovered that many others had done the same. Nothing > much impressed me though until I came across Tony Harris' ALURIC. I got > re-inspired and figured that I COULD create a language after all. So I > gathered up all my old disparate notes and got to it. >
This mirrors my experience, except I was first inspired by Tolkien (Esperantor came later). One of the first things I did when I first got on the internet was join the TolkLang list, from which I found out about the Conlang list (which has proven to be much more interesting). Finding other conlangs on the web was very exciting -- Gregory Higley's Inda was what first inspired me to compile my Doraya stuff into a web-accessible grammar. (Incidentally, does anyone know what happened to Gregory Higley or Inda?) Adam --