Re: Now that I have it . . .
|From:||Damon M. Lord <lorddm@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, December 4, 2001, 19:29|
On 4 Dec 2001, at 9:06, Heather Rice wrote:
> Hello all,
And hi to you too :)
> I have been working (slowly) on my conlang for some
> time now and I think I have the basics down. But now
> I have this dilema that I thought I would ask all you.
> Now that I have it, HOW DO I LEARN IT??? I have been
> doing some translation, which expands my vocabulary
> remarkably, but I don't like to translate from English
> (or any other language for that matter) to my conlang,
> because inevitably my conlang gets the flavor of the
> original language. So, I have been just writting
> simple things in it, but this is rather slow.
> Now, all conlangers, O Enlinguened Ones and
> Idiomschemers, what do you suggest?
I find that translation and writing simple sentences, when working
with a language which will have few speakers, may help. Ultimately,
you're going to capture a bit of the flavour of the original language
in the translation.I practiced a little by translating a few phrases
for my conlang's webpage. This increases vocab, and if done
frequently enough, familiarity with the grammar, but I'm a lazy-so-
and-so, so I know how to use my language, but I'm always having to
check the tables, etc. Practice, as with any language, is the key I
Any one else got any bright ideas, cos I doubt if mine are much help
igh wær go, hwær dy Scyp na dear go.
Damon M. Lord