How did you get into conlanging
|From:||Aaron Morse <artlangs@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, March 1, 2006, 21:24|
> 1) How did you get in to conlanging? What was your
I always loved languages. I started creating words when I was 7-8 or so, and
then read the Lord of the Rings, by JRR Tolkien. After that, the Language
Construction Kit introduced me to how to really create languages and from there
I've gone. Been awesome!
> 2) What is your purpose in creating languages? Is it
> a personal art, an anthropological experiment, a
I consider conlanging an art, and I treat it as such. Somewhat like painting or
music composition. And I engage in it as an art, finding that it suits my
artistic tastes. To me it is a very personal creation, as I express a great
deal of my philosophy and thoughts through conlanging.
> 3) How have people reacted when you tell them about
So far, all the people I've told have reacted positively. My girlfriend thinks
I'm somewhat insane, but thinks it is interesting (she'd never do anything like
it, but she suffers me talking constantly about various conlanging problems I
have from time to time.) My family enjoys hearing about it, although I get on
their nerves sometime. I don't tell many people.
> 4) Did conlanging lead you places you never expected
> it to take you?
Well, I spend a lot of time web-designing and programming now, and that is all
because I wanted to create a website for my conlang.
I am planning on becoming either a philosophy major or a linguist, both
influenced by stuff I've encountered partly because of my conlanging (the
philosophy less so, but still influenced by it and vice versa.)
"He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And
if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you."
---Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil
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