Re: CHAT: Profile of a Conlanger
|From:||Herman Miller <hmiller@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, May 13, 1999, 3:11|
On Wed, 12 May 1999 19:39:54 -0400, Ed Heil <edheil@...> =
>I'm wondering how many people here started conlanging spontaneously, and= how
>many got the idea from existing conlangers, like me (whether those were
>conlangers here on the web, or well-known ones like Tolkien and Okrand).
I've been making up words for as long as I can remember, but it wasn't
until around 1977 or 1978 that I started putting them together into
languages. _Star Wars_ was certainly an influence, but there isn't much =
the early languages specifically inspired by the movie or its sequels.
Tolkien was a later influence, but I'd already started designing =
before reading LotR. Esperanto may have been another influence. But I =
I probably would have gone on designing languages without these =
and it's more likely that my interest in conlanging was one thing that
attracted me to Esperanto and Tolkien's languages.
(My result was also INTP, btw.)
languages of Kolagia---> =
Thryomanes /"If all Printers were determin'd not to print =
(Herman Miller) / thing till they were sure it would offend no =
moc.oi @ rellimh <-/ there would be very little printed." -Ben =