Lewis as a conlanger (was Re: OT More pens)
|From:||JS Bangs <jaspax@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, June 11, 2003, 20:11|
Christopher Wright sikyal:
> PS: Since CS Lewis was a friend of JRR Tolkien, might Lewis have been a
> conlanger? Is there any evidence to support it (esp. in the _Out of the
> Silent Planet_ trilogy)?
In _Out of the Silent Planet_ we get a few tidbits of the Hrossan
language, but not more than a dozen words or so. One gets the impression
that Lewis may have created more, but I don't think there's much evidence
that he was a compulsive, habitual conlanger like Father Tolkein.
Of course, in _That Hideous Strength_ the language described in OotSP has
mutated into the primaeval, uncorrupted language, which is of course much
harder to describe plausibly.
Jesse S. Bangs firstname.lastname@example.org
Jesus asked them, "Who do you say that I am?"
And they answered, "You are the eschatological manifestation of the ground
of our being, the kerygma in which we find the ultimate meaning of our
And Jesus said, "What?"