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Re: Yet another new one

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Wednesday, March 6, 2002, 12:01
En réponse à Christian Köttl <h9551046@...>:

> Hi to all conlangers, > > I have been subscribing to the list some er... weeks ago, I now would > like to introduce myself. My name is Christian Köttl (If you cannot > see the second letter of my surname: It is an o with two dots on it, > an Umlaut). My native language is German, although I have learned > Latin, a bit of Ancient Greek and English at school, a bit of Dutch > during half a year in Antwerp (Flanders) and now a try to learn some > French. I have to add that I am from Vienna, Austria. >
Bienvenu Christian ! :)) (Willkomen! if I use the little German I know :)) )
> My conlanging experience was beginning at the age of 14 when I > constructed my first real conlang that was not just for naming > characters in a short story. It was agglutinating (like so many > starters, I think) and I have got really far with it until I noticed > how implausible some parts of the language were. Nevertheless, it is > some sort of complete, and I even wrote one chapter of a book for > starters and developed parts of a syllabary. >
What parts do you find implausible? I'd like to know since languages are so diverse that what people sometimes think is implausible is in fact nicely implemented in a real currently spoken language :)) .
> Later on, other sketches of languages followed, but most of them were > discarded due to new ideas (and other non-conlanging projects) before > they could develop. For a some time now, I try to construct three > families of languages for a fantasy setting, and I am now deep into > the language of the Orachai, which has many features of an isolating > language but also some remnants of an inflecting past. More on that > probably later on. >
Feel free to share about your languages, we're always fond of conlang-related posts :)) . Christophe. Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else play the leading role.