Ciao! Sono contento di trovarti qui! I see that the recent discussion on Aleppe has been useful : ) > Tylch thru uinam! > ("Wisdom by you!") > > My name's Tommaso R. Donnarumma. I've been a Conlang member for > a few years, until December 1997, when I sadly had to unsubscribe > because of lack of time and several real-life problems. I'm now > back to the list... Yahoo! :-) > > I'm an Italian conlanger, mainly interested in personal languages, > or "artlangs," as they are called. I'm indeed deeply convinced > that language creation can be a form of art (won't need to name > J.R.R. Tolkien here: you already know) -- although I'd never dare > to think of myself as an artist. > > I've been conlanging for at least 16 years now, and have made a > number of distinct languages, most of them -- alas! -- still at a > very sketchy stage of development: > > * Streich (grammar nearly finalized, although my docs are all > messy because of overlapping revisions, most of them undone when > I realized I was adding features I didn't really want just to > increase the language complexity; some 2,000 lexical entries; > a few very old translations, not in line with current grammar) > > * Kluna (a set of related dialects, currently under heavy revision; > very poor lexicon; one translation, likely not in line with > final grammar when revision will end). > > * Anawanda (grammar nearly finalized with ready for publication > HTML docs; nearly inexistent lexicon; no text available). > > * Heichi (grammar finalized, docs in order although sketchy; poor > lexicon; one original text). > > * Gwalan (grammar sketched, but needs more reflection; no lexicon, > no text). > > * Len-q?is (an old but unfortunate project -- only phonology > survived to repeated revisions). > > * Ishtalo (open project, started about one year ago, if memory > serves me, and set apart because of lack of time -- I'm working on > it right in these days). > > * Tymlk (a new idea, started two weeks ago -- think I'll set it > aside for a while to dedicate to my other langs). > > To these you can add a silly game language named Fjinnjikulla... > > I used to have a website, but I turned it down when Geocities went > into Yahoo!-Geocities. I plan to have a new website up with > current information as soon as possible. > > For a quick bio, I'll turn 30 in a month and a week. I live in > Rome, where I work as a lawyer. Use read a lot, write (very little > in these days), sing in a choir (actually, three!). I've got a > passion for games, but time for playing is long gone away... Like > Japanese mangas, too, especially Rumiko Takahashi's (ever heard > of _Urusei Yatsura,_ anyone?). > > Failflyr! > ("Farewell!/Good luck!") > > Tommaso.