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Re: conlang announcement: Calénnawn

From:Rene Uittenbogaard <ruittenb@...>
Date:Monday, October 18, 2004, 21:58
Roger Mills wrote:

 > Hello and welcome to the list (I assume you're new...).

Indeed I have just recently subscribed to the list.

 > Your language is extremely well thought out, beautifully presented,
 > and well worth further study. How long have you been working on it?

Wow, thanks for the compliments!
Some of my project files date back to three years ago. So I probably
have been working on it for 3-3.5 years, but not continuously.

 > I especially liked your various distinctions in the concept "have".

I particularly like the verb bibúlme and its uses:

Ébibulme fénco.
I-"have" hunger.
I am hungry.

Ébibulme irbóce.
I-"have" fever.

Ébibulme ráyfiz el.
I-"have" two ears.
(I see that the grammar erroneously reads "*ráyfaz el")

Iw re-ganúni bibúlme so scúge.
my FEM-parent "has" ART-ACC child
My mother is pregnant.


caeruleancentaur wrote:

 > Now that is one neat presentation!

It is? It is one of those things that I put little effort in.

 > I hope I can do likewise some day.

I maintain my files in .pod format, and have them converted to .html by
"pod2html". See

I think I should structure the documents further, and divide them in
chapters about "verb stuff", "case stuff", "relative sentence stuff" etc.

 > My special interest in conlangs is vocabulary & alphabets.  Do
 > these folks know the origin of their alphabet?

I invented the alphabet with a certain "shape" and "feel" in mind - I
wanted it to have rounded shapes. But I have not thought about the
alphabet's history. To me, that is just slightly off-topic.

My latest project, Eyahwansi, will have a syllabary. It is the first
time I'm experimenting with one :-o



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