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:
I am hungry.
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.
> 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 http://www.perlpod.com/5.9.1/pod/perlpod.html
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