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CONLANG  April 2005, Week 1

CONLANG April 2005, Week 1

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Re: History of constructed languages

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Andreas Johansson <[log in to unmask]>

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Constructed Languages List <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Tue, 5 Apr 2005 20:42:36 +0200

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Quoting Ray Brown <[log in to unmask]>:

> [snip]
> >> Even earlier, there is a fragment of made-up language in one of
> >> Aristophane's comedies (I must look it out).
> >
> > The Birds. Lots of utterances imitative of birdsong. The Frogs: the
> > famous
> > Brek kek kek kek koax koax.
>
> No, no - these are essentially onomatopoeia. I was thinking of a sentence
> a slave is supposed to utter in a non-Greek language. I thought it came in
> the Archarnians, but I may have dis-remembered.

Is it known it *is* made up, rather than a fragment, more-or-less distorted, of
some actual non-Greek language?

                                            Andreas

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