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Re: conlanging and journaling

From:caeruleancentaur <caeruleancentaur@...>
Date:Tuesday, February 12, 2008, 14:31
>Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...> wrote:
>For me it was all of that, but even before that encountering >the Ape language (Mangani) in Tarzan comic books.
Mangani! What memories came flooding back when I read that! Thank you. I had forgotten all about that. I no longer remember what sparked my interest in conlanging, but I'd lay odds it was my introduction to Mangani & my creating sentences & dialogues with it. Decades later & having earned some language credits, I was able to begin my own conlang. I was quickly diverted, however, to my conculture. Although I enjoy immensely working with my conlang, it has become, for me, a vehicle for creating a conworld. Increasing the lexicon enables me to envision what is available to my conworld. I regret that I have neither composition nor artistic skills so that I could record visually & aurally scenes from my conworld. For some time I have wished I could create an animated feature of the "novel" that spins around in my brain. At the risk of revealing too much about myself, I will say that my conworld is my quiet place. I go there in periods of stress or recreation to refresh myself. While there I can envision who is there, what is available, what could happen. Thanks again, Benct Charlie


Peter Collier <petecollier@...>