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Re: Hildegard von Bingen

From:Sally Caves <scaves@...>
Date:Monday, September 14, 1998, 16:57
On Mon, 14 Sep 1998, John Cowan wrote:

> Sally Caves wrote: > > > I don't believe that Hildegard of Bingen occupied herself in "conlanging." > > This is probably a misnomer. Hildegard was involved instead with > > glossalalia, or speaking in tongues--something a little different from > > the deliberate invention of languages. > > No, there really is a document with about 900 words in > "Lingua Ignota", which has lots of "z"s, with glosses in Latin > and Middle High German. See the _Catholic Encyc._ article > at .
Now that's what I wanted to hear! Sometimes it takes a public denial to get the really arcane information... although I really didn't think she had an invented language. This is attributed to Hildegard? Sally ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Sally Caves Mr. Book: "Shut it down!" _Dark City_ Christof: "Cue the sun!" _The Truman Show_ Tehwo tsema brondi laz obil hea nomai pendo "Summer like a white sword hangs over the land." ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++