167862Re: New Blog Post: Moten Part I
- Dec 3, 20092009/12/1 Jörg Rhiemeier <joerg_rhiemeier@...>
> Hallo!Thanks to both of you. That back-story has always been part of the language,
> On Tue, 1 Dec 2009 08:26:13 -0800, Roger Mills wrote:
> > --- On Tue, 12/1/09, Christophe Grandsire-Koevoets <tsela.cg@...>
> > wrote:
> > > I've just started a new series of blogs about my conlangs.
> > > [...]
> > The back-story is charming! I'm looking forward to more information.
> Seconded. I have seen several good back-stories for conlangs,
> but this one is indeed charming and original.
but it's the first time I articulate it in a clear way. I have mentioned it
before, but it was always in passing (although I remember a thread with
Sally Caves where we wondered whether that poor C.G. could be one of those
people the Teonim kidnap - usually by negligence - and then release on Earth
in another place and time. If that was so, Moten could actually be a
language spoken in the far past, or even in the far future!). The advantage
of such a back-story is that I can explain the bits of grammar tweaking I've
been doing since first describing the language by explaining that C.G.'s
recollection of his language, as good as it is, is not perfect, especially
since he spent years speaking only French. Just like I explained away the
phonotactics-breaking loanwords as being words borrowed after C.G. had
already learned French and English (whereas in reality, what happened is
that I created those borrowings before I had a good handle of the
phonotactics of Moten ;) ).
In any case, I'm happy that people like it. It's a bit of fiction that grew
up a bit organically, without me really designing it on purpose, so I'm
happy it is still appreciated.
> Also, what isThanks! I don't write as much on this blog as I'd like to (although believe
> to be read on the blog looks nice and interesting.
it or not, but I've got something like 30 posts in draft!), but when I do, I
try to get it right :) .
The next post about Moten should be published next week. I've already
written quite a bit of it, but I'm still far from done.
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