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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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