En réponse à James Landau <[log in to unmask]>: > > That was you??? It was the very same person who gave us Maggel all > along? Well, at least I do have a language like that, and I did mention it this way on the list ;)) . So I seem to fit the criteria here ;)))) . > Interesting that I didn't attach a name to it in my memory. Well, even > as an > auxlanger, your creations are very different from Romaclone or Ygyde! LOL! It was also my first serious attempt (read: non-Latin-clone) at a conlang, and I was something like 15. And I never seriously thought it would really become an auxlang. The only auxlangish trait was the small number of different sounds of the language (and they were not chosen for frequency ;))) ). I mean, how can a language with exceptions be an auxlang?! ;)))) > Although I guess I'm guilty of selling into that stereotype . . . when > people > online mistake me as being female, I tell them, "No! Look at my name > again -- > it's Neurotico! Not NeuroticA, NeuroticO!" > LOL. In my fanfiction on my site, the female "bad guy" is called Nezayo, while one of the male "bad guys" is called Nemina. The endings were on purpose ;))) (the two other male "bad guys" are Netoy and Nespi :) ). > BTW, I've found myself pronouncing "Maggel" as /'mag@l/ to myself (the > > at-sign is the schwa, right? Yep :) . When I first saw it here, I found myself > mistaking it for the æ sound) when reading these notes, so as to sound > like > "Dr. Moggle's Alphabet Challenge" (whose author, in fact, I believe was > named > John Magel!) Does anyone here remember that book? > I actually never heard of it!!! I want to know more about it! I love synchronicities like that!!!! :) > > Are you referring to the Druids? > Nope, but Peter found it already. The influence was the French word "dryade", which comes from Greek IIRC. And I wonder if it's not realted through PIE with the word "druid". Whaddya think? Christophe. http://rainbow.conlang.free.fr Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else play the leading role.