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On Tue, 26 Jan 1999 01:42:43 -0500, Kenji Schwarz =
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wrote:

>It would be sort of interesting -- though probably wouldn't demonstrate
>anything -- to find out how many people first came into conlanging =
through
>the influence of 'artlanging' (Tolkien, RPG stuff, etc) vs. 'auxlanging'
>(Esperanto, etc.).

Or both at about the same time. My interest in Tolkien only predates my
interest in Esperanto by about a year or two. Star Wars was an earlier
influence. But the first period of great activity in my conlang hobby =
came
after I started learning Esperanto and at the same time trying to learn =
as
much about Tolkien's languages as I could from Jim Allan's "Introduction =
to
Elvish" and the Book of Lost Tales. I had my own Elvish languages, but I
also had languages influenced by Esperanto. Speaking of RPG's, I remember
now that I once started translating a list of monsters from the AD&D
Monster Manual into Esperanto. I wonder if I still have it?