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Reply #20 on: May 17, 2007, 08:56:59 PM
It can certainly work--Heinlein's greatest book "The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress" was written entirely in Loonie--a patois of English, Australian, Russian and Chinese, with totally unique grammar throughout.  It won the Hugo, Nebula and the Locus Poll Award All-time Top 10 novels ranked it #2 among novels published before 1990.  You had to get into the language to read the book, and there was something magic in that. 

Cripe!  I'd forgotton about that book, must have read it twenty years ago.  That proves that it CAN work.  However I still wouldn't want to risk one of my stories knowing that it MIGHT work.