En réponse à vaksje <[log in to unmask]>: > > It _used_ to actually mean something, until I shortened it and applied > the diminutive which makes it appear rather childish to Dutch speakers > (I guess they should learn the correct pronunciation then!). ;) > Or you should move in Brabant or Friesland, where -ke is more common as a diminutive ;))) . > > Depending on how I can handle the current stream of homework (surely > requires some intensive dodging ;)), I'll surely have some stuff to > showcase soon. > Good, please do! > > By ideologic, I mean that characters have a meaning based on the > various > components they contain. So that in theory other components may be > added > or removed to change the meaning. Though, it's mainly a feature I > think > I'll use in conjunction with verb derivation. For example the > ideologic > character for "tree" contains several components that hardly make any > sense for a noun, but when turned into a verb they suddenly do. Since > the actual elements for the noun are not that interesting, a > simplified > version of that graph is used. Thus it is actually ideographic too. I > haven't really put much thought into this though. Perhaps there's a > more > suitable term for this? > I don't know, but your system sounds a bit similar to Earth Language (http://www.earthlanguage.org/english/ehome.htm. The site is not pretty, but the contents are interesting). At least, the concepts seem pretty near. > > Well..... I might show some older non-Dağeima conlang stuff, as an > alternative. ;) > Go ahead! :) > > That surely encourages me. ^_^ Until now, I've only imagined the > language's model speaker in an über-serious monotone voice. ;) > LOL. Hey, they must have nutcases too, who would sing the language, wouldn't they? :))) > > So far I've only been open about my hobby to a fellow conculturer. I > can > only think of 2 other people who might react positively: my German > teacher (LotR fan) and my non-biological dad, since he read an article > about Tolkien in a Dutch linguistic magazone. The remaining lot are > school kids, which are mostly impolite by default. ;) > Hehe, not the best audience I know :) . But they would cringe at the mention of *any* art anyway ;)) . > > Unfortunately, that would not be me. ;) > So young, and already corrupted... ;))))) > > Where do you live exactly? > > Haren (in Groningen). > Wow! Far North ;))) . Never been there *yet*. We're constantly planning to visit Groningen but never find the time :( . If we decide to do it, can we count you as guide? ;)) > > Often in speech when I'm about to say a Dutch word, I repeat the > article > a few times... then conclude I don't even know the word and switch to > English instead. > LOL. I have the same problem (but usually stop *before* the article, because I nearly never know whether it should be het or de ;))) ). > > Indeed, I bet there's an upcoming market for nanotech self-replicating > logging cameras! > I will start a market for nanotech self-replicating logging camera hunters then ;))) . > > vaksje. (not just a diminutive ;)) > Didn't think so as soon as I saw the pronunciation. But I sure thought you were Dutch as soon as I saw the name ;))) . Christophe. http://rainbow.conlang.free.fr Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else play the leading role.