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Re: CHAT: Niven's langs (was: One language for the world)

From:John Cowan <cowan@...>
Date:Sunday, June 11, 2000, 16:39
On Sun, 11 Jun 2000, Nik Taylor wrote:

> John Cowan wrote: > > Well, they speak Wunderlander, which is a koine containing elements of > > German, Danish, and Afrikaans, roughly in that order. > > Did Niven merely mention what it was, or was there any description of > it? In the Ringworld trilogy (the only ones of his books I've read), he > didn't seem to be too interested in the details of languages.
I think he is not. I think the above description may be from Poul Anderson or one of the other people who have written in the Known Space universe; Anderson *is* interested in langs. -- John Cowan "You need a change: try Canada" "You need a change: try China" --fortune cookies opened by a couple that I know