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.