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Jedi Language

From:Jeff 'japhy' Pinyan <japhy@...>
Date:Wednesday, January 15, 2003, 21:43
Greetings everyone.

I'm a student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and I'm doing a study
this semester on conlangs.  Specifically, after studying Helge
Fauskanger's summary of Quenya and beginning his course, I am prepared to
try creating a language.  My goal is to produce a proto- language
(specifically, etymological roots) from which will evolve two dialects,
Jedi and Sith.  There is no Jedi language in existence that I have found;
there exist only a few words that may or may not be "Jedi" words, such as
"padawan", "Jedi", and titles like "Obi-Wan Kenobi" and "Darth Vader".  I
will have to incorporate those words in the final product.

I've had an amateur interest in linguistics, and so I'm hoping to find
some good resources (whether as books or online documents) that will give
me a good idea of *how* a language could naturally evolve.  One resource
I'm using is the Language Construction Kit at Zompist
(http://www.zompist.com/kit.html).

I'm hoping that some of you here can point me in the right direction and
offer advice or resources so that I can produce a viable language.

--
Jeff "japhy" Pinyan      japhy@pobox.com      http://www.pobox.com/~japhy/
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