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.