|From:||Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, November 10, 1999, 20:03|
I just started reading the classic science fiction book _Dune_ for my
english class ("epics"), and i immediately noticed (of course) all of the
conlangish terms - there's even an entire sentence or two in one of the
languages of the book's universe.
Many of the terms are based on Semitic, such as _qwisatz haderach_, from
Hebrew _qfitzat haderekh_, _shaitan_ from Arabic... Those are the ones
that i can remember at the moment, i don't have the book with me.
But has anyone ever done a study or anything about the languages and
terms in Dune? The Semitic-based words could just be there for the
'desert' feel of the setting, but....
"...the Names that can be given are not the real Names..."
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