Conlangs in the press!
|Jan van Steenbergen <ijzeren_jan@...>
|Thursday, February 19, 2004, 19:29
Today I received a copy of the Polish magazine "Wiedza i Zycie", the
monthly scientific appendix to one of Poland's largest newspapers,
the "Gazeta Wyborcza". It contains an article by Dorota Gut about several
constructed languages (well-known to us) under the title "Nowa Mowa" (New
It starts with a description of my own Wenedyk (including several text
samples) and the Republic of the Two Crowns. Then there is a paragraph
about Damien Erwan Perrotin's Gutisk and Damon M. Lord's Wessisc.
Subsequently, Tokana is mentioned as an example of a language based on a
lot of different natlangs.
Then there is a text sample from Marcus Miles' Lahabic. Finally there is a
paragraph about Robert B. Madison's Talossan (as an example of an
extraordinarily far-developed language, and one about Roger Espel Llima's
And the following links are given: LangMaker.com; Christian "Cinga"
Thalmann and his languages; Tokana; Lahabic; Zoinx; Talossan; Wenedyk.
The article is an adjunct to the title page article about dying languages.
Personally I like the style of it: it is written with humour and with
respect for our creations at the same time.
I thought it would be interesting to mention it. If one of the authors of
the languages above has noticed a drastic increase in the number of
visitors of his pages, this is probably the reason.