> >> 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?