On Sat, Feb 03, 2001 at 01:42:27AM +0100, J?rg Rhiemeier wrote: [snip] > terminology, judging by the word-lists I have seen on the Net. The > language gave rise to an occult tradition of "Enochian magick", and it > is perhaps the reason why some Christian fundamentalists look upon > conlanging with such vile disgust. Personally, I find the Enochian Well, I'm a devout Christian, and I don't see what's wrong with conlanging, except perhaps taking up way too much of my time ;-) But to me, a language is a language -- what it's used for is another matter totally. I've seen occult things expressed in ancient Greek for the foreign-ness value, I suppose. But that in no way makes ancient Greek a "vile" language :-) > language interesting (*as a conlang*, that is, I have no business with > any kind of magick and occultism!!!) and worth exploring; reconstructing > its grammar, if there is one, would be a challenge! It does sound interesting, esp. the part about words appearing in different forms depending on the context. I'd love to know if it has any innovative grammatical features :-) T -- 2+2=4. 2*2=4. 2^2=4. Therefore, +, *, and ^ are the same operation.