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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.