Esperanto or Elvish - wednesday 2003-01-01 0852 last modified 2003-10-28 0734
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One of these days I'm going to have the spare time to learn Quenyan (or High-Elvish) out of Tolkien's work. Well, as much as it is possible to learn a language with no supporting culture or official governing body. Fun stuff. Until then, I've decided to attempt Esperanto first. Should you be wondering why I just jumped from Elvish to Esperanto, they're both constructed, or planned, languages (ConLang for short), making them (probably) easier to learn and use by design. Just a test to see if the hype over ease of learning is true.

The lack of gender definite articles and indefinite articles, the ease of indicating the difference between objects and subjects, and simple, consistent verb tenses are very cool features, as anyone who's ever taken any cultural language might note.



Good to be back to read more of your adventures and rants! =) I must say Quenyan is a very interesting language. If only I had the talent and dedication to learn such skills, then I could actually differentiate b/w good and bad Quenyan. Anyway, happy new year and I look forward to hearing more positive things from you this upcoming year.

Daniel Ng on January 02, 2003 03:00 PM

According to C...

According to Christine, Liv Tyler is a wonderful example of bad Elvish. Anyways, glad to see you caved in and got an account. Happy new year to you too :)

Ryan Lee on January 28, 2006 10:07 PM

Liv Tyler & Elvish

And I thought it was Welsh. No one will likely ever read this, because it's been over a year since the thing this comment is about was written. But I thought that the language Liv was speaking was simply lovely to the ear.

I wonder how Ryan's Esperanto studies are going.

Dean Schaf on March 19, 2004 06:01 AM

Surprise, surp...

Surprise, surprise, Ryan keeps closer track of his site than you think. Tolkien's Elvish is similar to Finnish by design, though I've not heard enough Welsh to make that comparison. They say Welsh is dense and difficult to pick up for outsiders.

Ryan dropped the Esperanto some time ago and sadly hasn't had the time to pick it back up yet. He will again, because it really did seem pretty easy. Someday.

Ryan Lee on March 19, 2004 07:44 AM

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