En réponse à "E. Notagain" <[log in to unmask]>: > I'm not sure if introductions are traditional here, but I'll take my > chances. > You did well. Welcome to the list! I often am the first one to welcome newbies, but this time I couldn't. I was busy having a life ;)) . > I've been interested in languages for as long as I can remember, and > tried > to create one when I was 11, before I had even heard of conlang or > even > Lord of the Rings (which, to this day, I have never been able to read, > but > I speak some Quenya and Sindarin anyway. *shrugs*). Better than me. I'm reading the book right now, but "Namárië" is the sole word I can remember... The "language" I > made > wasn't really a language at all, just a collection of Spanish, Kemetic > and > Hawaiian words used as a code for English. What is Kemetic? > In the few years since then I've gotten even deeper into languages, > and > recently (read: about six months ago) discovered that not only do a LOT > of > other people make languages, but there're names for the different types > and > communities of people who do this. Hehe, it came to me as a shock as well the first time I discovered that ;)) . Then came the euphory (now that I think of it, this stage is still not passed ;)))) ). > Naturally, I was (and am) ecstatic to find other people with the same > interests -- I've been boring my friends and family, trying to teach > them > Meistei and Pr'ii. A non-secretive conlanger?! Yeah!!! I feel less alone suddenly! ;))) > My particular areas of interest are creating the words themselves, > followed > by scripts, followed by grammar and pronunciation (tie). Exactly the opposite order as me. Making words is such a tedious job (and impossible to do for me if I haven't any idea how they should be pronounced and what are the constraints on their shapes). > My languages are Meisteik, Kaveril, Pr'ii, Ysvanidh, Orantith, > Intorith, > Kazle, and a few other larval langs. > We want to see more! > Now that I've gotten the "recap-my-history" thing done, I have a few > questions: Does anyone know any sites that have Japanese, Chinese (any > form), or Korean wordlists/dictionaries that have been transliterated > into > English? > And, does anyone know a good, free online guide to learning any > Devangari- > based scripts? (Bengali is best, but it doesn't matter much) I had a PS-file about that somewhere. I could always look if I still have it (although I doubt it. It was in my work computer and this one suffered two deaths :(( , and I don't remember saving it in my home computer). > AND, where can I find the IPA phonetic alphabet, as applicable to > ASCII? > Well, people already pointed you at the Invaluable Conlang Links. You'll find the start point of everything you want to know there. And there's always Google. > Thanks for any help (and I hope I'm not too hard to understand -- I'm > suffering from a Dr. Pepper overdose), > You're welcome, and ew! ;))) Anyway, welcome again! Christophe. http://rainbow.conlang.free.fr Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else play the leading role.