Ebb and flow
|From:||Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, August 6, 2008, 11:17|
> On Mon, 04 Aug 2008, R A Brown wrote:
>> andrew wrote:
>> > Hmmm, Thrjotrunn must be something like the great-grandchild of
>> > Brithenig. I wonder what Romlangs look like plotted out on a flow
>> > chart?
>> I wonder, indeed, if they would all fit on a single flow chart.
> Probably not, and I don't think parent-child relations could be proven.
> I imagine the best result would be a timeline when romlangs were first
Exactly. I think so, too.
But there were some romlangs that made me more curious about the whole
romlang business than others. They did not necessarily influence my
design, but brought me closer to the idea because I just loved their
look and feel.
The first one I liked very much was Jelbazech. I loved the umlaut,
especially in preposition-article words (do they have a special name?
German _zum_, _zur_; Italian _della_, _degli_ etc.?).
The second trigger was Wenedyk, which looks just so ridiculously like
Polish. My approach was a bit different, I think, e.g. Jan had
greatly simplified the grammar, which does not really parallel Polish.
I tortured myself with a lot of grammar irregularities. As a result,
I was unbelievably, unsatisfactorily slow... Anyway, those two
romlangs were those that made me start such a type of romlang, too.
Interesting stuff! More people should do it today, and I'd hope to
see more. E.g. Yoon-Ha Lee's idea of a German-Japanese conlang would
be very interesting, but she's not too much into conlanging anymore,