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Reverse Relay?

From:Paul Bennett <paul.bennett@...>
Date:Tuesday, November 2, 1999, 11:08
I'm probably premature on this one (as the current torch is still hurtling
around), but I just had a wierd idea for the next relay.

How about, instead of "Person A sends Language A to Person B.  Person B sends
Language B to Person C, etc", we try a relay where the idea is to translate from
you lang into the lang of the next person, ie: "Person A sends Language B to
Person B.  Person B sends Language C to Person C, etc".  (obviously Person X is
the "inventor" of Language X).

Does anyone think that's a do-able idea?  Is there enough available info on each
lang?  Would we need to precede it with a phase of "Person C sends Grammar &
Roots C to Person B, Person B sends Grammar & Roots B to Person A, etc."?

A very ambitious undertaking, I fear.

Even worse, how about assigning the members in random order, and the languages
to be used in a different random order?

I think the results (and the commenting and discussion afterwards) could be
absolutely fascinating!



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