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Didn't Aristophanes include some bits of the linguages of the birds in the
play of the sam name?

On Monday, August 28, 2017, Jörg Rhiemeier <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Hallo conlangers!
>
> On 25/08/2017 23:08 'Ph. D.' wrote:
>
> > Anyone ever heard of this guy?
> >
> > http://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/24/George-Psalmanazar-The-
> Lying-Linguist/
>
> Yes, heard of him. Yet, there were earlier fictional languages; the idea
> of inventing a language is just as old as the idea of inventing a
> country. After all, foreign countries have foreign languages; why should
> imaginary countries be different in this regard? And already, Thomas
> More's _Utopia_ (1516) gives a brief sample of the Utopian language,
> which somewhat resembles Latin and Greek:
>
> Vtopos ha Boccas peula chama polta chamaan
> Bargol he maglomi baccan soma gymnosophaon
> Agrama gymnosophon labarem bacha bodamilomin
> Voluala barchin heman la lauoluola dramme pagloni*
>
> '*The commander Utopus made me, who was once not an island, into an
> island. I alone of all nations, without philosophy, have portrayed for
> mortals the philosophical city. Freely I impart my benefits; not
> unwillingly I accept whatever is better.'
>
> There's also Gabriel de Foigny's _La Terre Australe Connue_ (1676)
> featuring an "Australian" language, which is an oligosynthetic language
> of the "philosophical" type popular in his time.
>
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