|From:||Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>|
|Date:||Monday, April 7, 2003, 10:49|
En réponse à Vonlia <vonlia@...>:
> Hey, I am Vonlia. I've been lurking for awhile, but haven't posted
> And here I go. I am right handed, straight, no beard, and American.
> I'm also male, 14 years old, and from the deep south.
A belated welcome from the last true left-handed, gay, bearded and French
conlanger! ;)) Well, last, but certainly not least ;)))) .
I haven't done
> much except playing with the idea ov conlanging, which I discovered
> after I learned of Tolkien's languages, then I learned a bit about
> Lojban, Esperanto, and now I'm here. And I'm trying fairly hard to
> up with all this, but an e-mail every 10 seconds is tough.
Hehe, you'll get used to it ;))) .
> And to make this seem like a meaningful post, I shall ask: How do you
> go about learning that thing that represents sounds in // or  or
> various things? I've looked a bit and found some sort of thing that
> seemed to represent sounds, but did it with untypables.
I think it has already been answered earlier. As for being untypable, far from
it! You just need the right fonts and key manager ;))) .
> "Cat[part of speech] brown[adjective] eat[part of speech
> fish[part of speech]"
> All numbers go from 1-5.
> So, cat would be the first part of speech (which probably isn't the
> right term...),
Indeed, especially, if you don't include adjectives among them :)) . What
you're looking for is "function" (although including prepositions among them is
pretty strange. I'd rather see the prepositions behaving like your adjectives
here. After all, they complete a noun too).
the 5 ones being subject, direct object, indirect
> object, preposition, and verb.
> Brown is an adjective (modifying what's behind it), the 4 meaning it
> gets 4 stars out of 5 on its brownness. On a brownness scale of 1-5,
> gets a 4.
So your adjectives actually mark a scale rather than a point in the scale, and
you have to precise which point you mean. Neat! With such a system, you could
for instance have a "size" adjective, with  meaning "small" and  "big",
or a "vertical height" adjective with  meaning "deep" and  "high" :))) .
> That's about as far as I got, and I even manage to have prepositions,
> but no way to have an object of a preposition. I'm good.
> Also, is there perhapse an IRC channel where conlanging goes on?
There used to be a #conlang channel, but it died a quiet death ;))) . I went on
a few times, but it was nearly always empty. Anyway, busy as we all are
already, I doubt such a channel would be successful. And you have to remember
that we are all spread all over the world, which would make it difficult to
ever get enough people for a chat at the same time, with the jetlags and such.
It seems that for such a community the principle of the mailing list is still
the best around :)) .
It takes a straight mind to create a twisted conlang.