Re: CHAT: The Gray Wizard Returns
|From:||Dr. David E. Bell <dbell@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, October 20, 1999, 19:28|
Oh my! That material is so obsolete (Is it still up? My son used it for a
time after I left, but I believe he cancelled the account months ago).
Some of the more interesting concepts presented there (the verb system)
remain largely in tact although expanded, but almost everything else has
undergone significant revision. I'm glad that it still evokes some level of
> Dr. David E. Bell wrote:
> > I have always envied prolific conlangers who seem to be able to bang out
> > multiple conlangs.
> I envy those few who can discover and gradually come to understand
> in depth an entire realistic yet alien language. Fewer still can
> describe their discovery in a way that evokes such admiration
> among others. The old URL must be one of the most-often bookmarked:
> > I think I am finally
> > prepared to try to cobble together a new language.
> Any initial thoughts?
Quite definitely, but they are currently all over the map. There are so
many avenues that I would like to explore with my new conlang, but I'm still
trying to get a plan together. It took me some 40 years before I was happy
with amman iar and I think that was largely because I just let it kind of
evolve. When an interesting syntactic twist occurred to me, I would tweak
all aspects of the language until the new one fit holistically rather than
patching it on in situ. I would like to approach things a bit more
systematically this time. I've learned an enormous amount about the process
and would like to leverage that experience. Trust, however, that this forum
will get to see all of the gory details of this birthing.