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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 >same time. > >Just from what you've posted about the language and dialects I've
>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 >messages.
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 words. ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at