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On Sun, 19 Mar 2000, Sylvia Sotomayor wrote:

> At 00:50 03/19/2000 -0500, you wrote:
> >ea-luna is just about 4 years old now. It's a pretty large
> >language (particularly by my standards). It continues to grow and
> >change, mostly becoming more complex. Is this any time to go
> >changing the phonology?
> >[snip]
> >I just don't know if I want to get into a major revision at this
> >stage, especially while it is already undergoing some shifting
> >and refining of the grammar.
> >
> >Any opinions? Should I just start YANC? (Yet Another New Conlang)
>
> This happens to me, too, every so often. I'm perfectly satisfied with what
> my language looks and sounds like, but then there's this other feature that
> is really cool and wonderful, and well...
>
> So, I add dialects, sister languages, daughter languages, even mother and
> aunt and second-cousin twice removed languages. They don't always get
> completely fleshed out, but I know they are there, and sometimes it is fun
> to have one borrow words from the others.
>

What I did when I really, really wanted to put tones into Denden, was
to move the clock a century or ten and describe the language that
grew out of Denden, Late Colloquial Denden.

Boudewijn Rempt  | http://www.valdyas.org