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Re: Eni -- a sort of self-introduction

From:Nihil Sum <nihilsum@...>
Date:Saturday, August 3, 2002, 23:39
Mau Rauszer sez (among other things):

>(i have two langs, one is a language (Meyadhew) >sounding a bit like Quenya, and it's a lang spoken by the mammals of >the whole world
Cool. Many people create languages in connection with works of fiction. For some, they write a language and then create a world for it. For others, they begin writing a piece with a fictional setting; in order to flesh out the setting, they start making up a bit of a language for it. Then the whole thing gets out of hand (as happened to me)... And of course sometimes they develop simultaneously. BUT the following is what got my attention in your post, and I can't be alone in this:
>it's a language with many different dialects and many synonimes, >around 7500 word...
Wow. 7500 words! How long have you been working on this? I've been writing a language for three years and have less than 2500 words to show for it. 1000 was a milestone, as was 2000. 7500.... How are you composing your words? Are you translating things and filling in the "gaps" by making words for the things you haven't covered yet? (I imagine the diary you mentioned would help in this) Or are you just making random words to name whatever it may occur to you to name at the moment, and over time it built up into such a big dictionary? That is indeed impressive. I hate to start a pissing contest here, but has anyone else here written a language that big? NS _________________________________________________________________ Join the world’s largest e-mail service with MSN Hotmail.