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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=
>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 = in the early languages specifically inspired by the movie or its sequels. Tolkien was a later influence, but I'd already started designing = languages before reading LotR. Esperanto may have been another influence. But I = think I probably would have gone on designing languages without these = influences, 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 = any (Herman Miller) / thing till they were sure it would offend no = body, moc.oi @ rellimh <-/ there would be very little printed." -Ben = Franklin