Meanderings of an Amateur Linguist

Just me and my languages – a dangerous combonation

Language Awards!

Posted by ILuvEire on March 12, 2009

Thanks Diogenes!

Okay, so since I believe in Internet plagiarism, I’m stealing Diogenes’ idea (click the link above and check her post out. I’ll wait…)

Best Pronunciation: Arabic, baby!
Most interesting script, non-Latin: Hebrew
Most interesting use of the Latin script: Vietnamese
Script best suited to the language: Hebrew/Arabic (even tie).
Script worst suited to the language: Japanese’s kanji
Prettiest non-Latin script: Georgian
Prettiest use of the Latin script: Finnish

Most interesting phonology: Klingon
Least interesting phonology: Hawaiian
Most interesting use of loans: Vietnamese
Least interesting use of loans: English

Happiest language: Toki Pona
Angriest language: Russian
Hardest language: Georgian
Easiest language: Somish

Coolest IAL: Volapük
Dumbest IAL: Interlingua
Coolest conlang: Láadan
Dumbest conlang: I can’t award this one! Even the most boring Romlang takes work on the part of the creator.
Coolest conscript: Blissymbol
Dumbest conscript: Tengwar (it sukz!)

3 Responses to “Language Awards!”

  1. hkyson said

    Tu opiniones es interesantissime, ma illos es solmente opiniones.

    Harleigh Kyson Jr.

  2. ILuvEire said

    I didn’t mean to offend at all, maybe I should have worded it better.

    I feel that it’s the dumbest IAL because it’s WAY to Eurocentric. More Eurocentric than Esperanto (although it’s kind of interesting to read your blog and be able to understand it, with no prior knowledge of the language).

  3. hkyson said

    You didn’t offend me. You, like everyone else, have a right to your own personal opinions about what is good or bad or beautiful or ugly in different languages.

    By the way, it is impossible to construct a conlang with words from a combination of Asian, African and European languages that everyone would find easy to learn. The reason is that everyone would recognize, say, only 1% to 5% of the vocabulary of such a language and would then have to go to a lot of trouble to memorize the rest. I uploaded a post on this subject to “Interlingua multilingue” earlier.

    One final thing: you may be interested in exploring Slovio, which is a conlang based on the Slavic languages, which are pretty closely unified. I once read that a certain woman started studying Russian once, found it too hard, quit for a while, and easily learned Slovio a bit later. Finally she went back to Russian and found it much easier to learn after studying Slovio.

    I myself studied Interlingua only after having studied all of its source languages. If I were a slavicist, then I would have been attracted to Slovio.

    Regards,

    Harleigh Kyson Jr.

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