Sally Caves wrote:

> > IMO, Enochian is what you get when your Scrabble tiles fall on the
> > floor. (That's my snotty, obnoxious comment for the day.)
> HA!
> Actually, I'm very interested in Enochian.  How many of you (I forgot
> who started this thread) know it from some of the recent books that
> are available out there... like Donald Laycock's _The Complete Enochian
> Dictionary_ (1994), and Donald Tyson's _Enochian Magic for Beginners_
> (1997, I think).  Just ordered them off

I don't remember the titles of the books I have... They are at home and
I am here at my mom's today. (Obviously, I haven't looked at them too
closely in a while. There's quite a bit on the Web, for people who are
just curious about what is being discussed.)

Ea-luna really was the result of spilled Scrabble tiles... Well, not
REALLY... I did separate them into vowels and consonants and then drew
them separately to decide on the phonology. It was created to be as
different as possible from anything else I had done. All my projects
sounded and looked alike to me, so I wanted to do something to break the
pattern. But anyway...

> Not so strangely, Teonaht started out originally as a private,
> ritualistic
> language of prayer for me.  My first compositions were charms and
> prayers
> and protections and beseechings.  The whole point was to separate me
> from
> my mundane reality.

Muhilamanyani, my first language, was for that same purpose. I had
intended to use what remaining notes and compositions I had to revive
and expand Muhilamanyani... but that was 1997, and I still haven't done
anything with it.

Ea-luna was not originally for that purpose, though I have used it that
way too. I think that it works for me because I have ended up putting so
much time and effort into it and have developed a real emotional
attachment to it, even if it isn't the most natural or pleasant sounding
language I've ever done. It probably helps that it covers any and all
concepts that I want. :)