Re: Atlantean (was Re: Chelume - My Conlang website up.)
|From:||Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, January 10, 2004, 17:35|
On Friday, January 9, 2004, at 09:29 PM, Christophe Grandsire wrote:
> En réponse à Gary Shannon :
>> > Actually, my Hesperic family is a candidate for the
>> > language
>> > of ancient Atlantis. My personal opinion about the
>> > Atlantis myth
>> > is that Atlantis was an ancient civilization that
>> > existed on the
>> > British Isles prior to the arrival of the Celts.
> Sorry, I wanted to reply to Jörg but I erased his message by mistke
> :(( . I just wanted to mention Astou, a language I created nearly ten
> years ago, and which was spoken by people who could very well have
> been the origin of the Atlantis myth, since they did live on a big
> Island in the Atlantic Ocean and had quite an advanced civilisation
> for the time and disappeared in a cataclysm :)) . Funny enough,
> although I didn't know much about Tolkien at that time, I did exactly
> what he did: create the language, and then wrote a story containing it
> :)) .
Speaking of Tolkien...
"The exiles on the shores of the sea, if they turned towards the West
in the desire of their hearts, spoke of Mar-nu-Falmar that was whelmed
in the waves, Akallabêth the Downfallen, Atalantë in the Eldarin
-- "The Akallabêth" (the story of Numenor), JRR Tolkien
"they were all in love with dying
they were drinking from a fountain
that was pouring like an avalanche
coming down the mountain"
~ 'pepper' by butthole surfers