Re: Hildegard von Bingen
|From:||Sally Caves <scaves@...>|
|Date:||Monday, September 14, 1998, 16:57|
On Mon, 14 Sep 1998, John Cowan wrote:
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?
Mr. Book: "Shut it down!"
Christof: "Cue the sun!"
_The Truman Show_
Tehwo tsema brondi laz obil hea nomai pendo
"Summer like a white sword hangs over the land."
> 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 http://www.knight.org/advent/cathen/07351a.htm