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On Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 6:42 PM, J. Jocordy <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> A prog rock band named Gong has an excellent song called "I Never Glid Before."
> Therefore, it must be glid. Gong is always right!
>
> (OT: Speaking of prog rock, I just discovered this band called Magma. They made
> a conlang for their lyrics called Kobaļan. Apparently Kobaļan is "based on
> elements of Slavic-Germanic languages and the scat-yodelling vocal style
> of Leon Thomas," which is about the best description of a conlang I've ever
> heard.)

I love Magma, but calling Kobaian a conlang may be pushing it. There's
no syntax, really. Supposedly the lyrics tell a story, but it's hard
to believe the repetitive chanting conveys any sort of narrative.

It does have some of the coolest diacritics, though.