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Re: Eni -- a sort of self-introduction

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Monday, August 5, 2002, 7:06
En réponse à Mau Rauszer <maurauser@...>:

> Hello > I'm just a Hungarian teen who wants to make languages for those > who're interested in them. I recently found that I'm not alone with my > love of languages and making languages and well I'm there now.
Well, welcome to the list! I'm usually the first to welcome newcomers but here the timing was very bad ;))) (you sent your mail a day I was going to visit in- laws, and yesterday evening when I came back the mail seemed to refuse to work : ((( ). Anyway, welcome!
> Well, I started language creation because of my in-progress novel > titled Hia and Mau. It's about an armadillo named Hia and a cat named > Mau Rauser. And as the world of cats became more "human", I started to > develop it. (My diary is written in cat hieroglyphs too) Well, until the > last two months, its grammar was a bit primitive :)
Well, first languages are always like that. You must begin somewhere after all. Funny enough, one of our most renowned conlangers on this list, Sally Caves, started her language as a language of winged cats when she was 9. It seems that cats give quite a lot of inspiration here :)) .
> First, instead of annoying descriptions, I start with a poem in the > first of my languages, Long Wer. (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 -- it's a language with many different > dialects and many synonimes, around 7500 word
I concur with the other ones who were astonished by the number of words you created. Big wow!!! and the other is a lang of
> the Cats (Long Wer), originally sounding like Egyptian, now it's only > the wrinting and some words which connects to it :) >
Well, I like the idea of basing a cat language on Egyptian. Strangely enough it fits quite well ;))) .
> Áya runihíe! Neti qen te-sfíe. Hey, > little dillo, I know what do you want > Mi tú geher ta diwer dorier, háte. But we > have no time to sleep. Wake! > Ka Ria ud, net neb mawu qi qafu. Ré will > win, that's what all cats are waiting for. > Liyet mey'ir, ún udo niy, amwesiliy. Come on, > brother, our future is full of joy, that's a shining new era. > > -- Mau > Yú lawe ta Mau. >
Now you have to give an interlinear of it. Interestingly I already see that cats seem to worship Egyptian gods, and that you even use the modern reconstructions of Egyptian words! (like Ria corresponding to the modern reconstruction Ria', traditional reconstruction Re' or Ra') I love it! Christophe. Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else play the leading role.