On Monday, August 6, 2001, at 04:32 PM, Amber Adams wrote:

> On Mon, Aug 06, 2001 at 08:19:54AM -0700, Yoon Ha Lee wrote:
>> What languages do you have in your world?  :-)
> Well, my biggest project right now is Cenlatorre [sEnlAtOrr@], but I have
> a few other languages that I toss around, too, many of them not very
> fleshed
> out.  Shotali [Sotali] is my attempt at an ergative language (though, in
> an odd twist, Ergativity seems to be the "norm" on my conworld), and Yil
Different world, different "universals"?  :-)  I don't feel comfortable
enough with ergativity to try it yet...OTOH I wonder if I'd be more
comfortable with it if I messed around it in an experimentlang.

> is my attempt at a monosyllabic, isolating language.  Nyo'fa [njO?fA] is
> my attempt at an "alien" language.  These languages are all being torn up
> and constantly revised (but what conlanger's languages aren't?)

> My problem is that I have a rather disgustingly detailed history of this
> conworld, including invasions, migrations, and the like, and the effect
> that it has on the languages.  So, I have a very good idea of *what*
> the languages are, and how they're related, but I don't know yet what
> they sound like.

Hmph--"disgusting" my foot!  I think it's wonderful that you have so much
"data" to use in your conlanging.  It's a great contrast between the world
Czevraqis is devised for, which is quite detailed about one nation, rather
detailed about another, and horrendously vague on the rest of the
continent, let alone the world.  Kudos to you for all your hard work--and
surely the rest will come in time?