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Conlangs (7)

1 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2007-09-27 17:39 ID:nTUpCfpZ

So, tell me what you think of conlangs.

2 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2007-09-27 22:54 ID:bMNDEf/b

Garich i dhôl goll o Orch.

3 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2007-09-30 14:09 ID:aBIurgJ0


It's kinda fun, personally. I like to play around with language and the grammar of a language.

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4 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2007-10-10 21:24 ID:oZVJEawL

Did you read the Diamond Age?
In it, mankind has developed a system akin to what you describe, called Logoglyphics. Alas, many uneducated people never learn to read because they can rely on the symbols to navigate life, and as a result the populace becomes inarticulate and petty.

5 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2007-10-11 09:07 ID:MMYYdkBN

Auxlangs are very silly things that will never see any meaningful success.
Conlangs as part of a greater creative work are kinda neat I guess, though it always disturbs me to think that many of such writers care more about making a world than a story, which isn't working with the medium. You aren't trying to write a series of fantasy novels, you're trying to write an atlas.

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6 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2007-10-13 22:11 ID:aBIurgJ0


No, but I was playing around with Blisssymbolics ( and it seems as though something like that could actually work -- if you could have a standard system for combining compound words. Basicly something like how a Hanzi symbol is built from radicals and simpler Hanzi. If something like that could be made to work, and a standard international alphabet were adopted for names and places, it could be used anywhere.

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7 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2017-05-15 06:45 ID:7tzH1+CV

What is a "conlang", a thieves' cant? I think you mean planned languages.