Re: Introduction; Chana linguistics
|From:||Edward Heil <edheil@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, March 3, 1999, 14:49|
>This is really cool.
>I like the way you've carefully worked out all of the sound changes.
>Very systematic but also organic (and therefore believable) at the
>Just from what you've posted about the language and dialects I'vegotten
>a feel for all of the different tribes (is that the right word?).
Thanks! As far as I can tell, the Chanan-speaking tribes are not
actually related to each other -- they in fact seem to consist of
several different species. (Mondre Khan are half-bestial, and Sawila
are feathered!) Why they all use this language is not exactly clear,
but they do all live in the same general area. Perhaps Chanan was the
language of a powerful nation from before the Forgotten Age which
imposed its language on the area.
>I, too, have downloaded Langmaker, but I haven't really used it yet.
>I'm still trying to get it to work on my system without getting error
It's buggy for me too -- it works great on my work computer, but I
always get weird errors on my home computer. If you're having trouble,
do try wiping out the "langmaker.ini" file that it put in your windows
directory -- that sometimes helps.
I'm thinking of looking into "phono," which is a program for
professional linguists (freeware). Much more powerful in terms of sound
changes, but much less user friendly and it cannot randomly generate
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