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Conlang Relay 2004/2005

From:Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>
Date:Thursday, December 9, 2004, 13:43
Barring unforeseen circumstances, Irina Rempt will be organising a
conlang relay starting at the end of December and lasting roughly
until February 2005. Please see below for the announcement she made on
the relay list; to join that list, go to .

If you would like to participate, please send the application form
(which I'll also copy at the end of this message) *directly to Irina*.
For an explanation of the ring names (E/N/X) see the announcement.
Please don't forward the entire message to her, just the application
form itself.

(Watch the Reply-To!)

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Irina Rempt <irina@...>
Date: Thu, 9 Dec 2004 13:06:11 +0100
Subject: [relay] Okay, I can do it!

I have a text, easy (I think), about 60 words.

I intend to start the relay between Christmas and the New Year; I'll be
Valdyan and keep New Year's Day out of the reckoning (so the people who
happen to have it then get 72 instead of 48 hours). Allowing for a few
days' delay we'll finish mid-February and I'll be able to give myself a
nice web page as a birthday present.

In another message I'll provide a form to fill in if you want to be in.
Please use that form to make it easier for me to see if I know
everything I need to know for scheduling.

There will be at least two rings:

E - "expert" for people who want to translate with minimal information.
No interlinear glosses, only vocabulary and grammar notes.

If *you* can handle minimal information, but your language is so complex
that the person following you is likely to need interlinear glosses or
extra info, please apply for N instead. (Yes, I know that this puts the
first complex-language person in N into a strange situation; nothing to
be done about that)

N - "novice" for people who want or need more information to work with.
Real novices go at the beginning of N, people with complex languages at
the end. If it fills up, I'll give precedence to the real novices.

And, if there's enough interest:

X - auxiliary languages, pre-existing constructed languages like Quenya
or Klingon, collaborative projects: basically anything that doesn't
allow you to make up words and grammar yourself. It's perhaps possible
to have some of these languages more than once, but I'll aim for
diversity first. (And I'll allow Latin, but no more than once)

I don't think I can handle more than 18-20 people in each ring. It's
possible that people with more than one language will have to choose
which language to use.

(Trebor, will you go first in E or N to translate from Ilaini? Henrik,
could you go last in E or N with your Germanic language so I can
translate from it?)

This announcement is NOT on the conlang list because I'm not subscribed
there any more; if anyone knows someone who'd miss the relay sorely if
they didn't hear of it, could you please alert them?


Vesta veran, terna puran, farenin.
Beghinnen can ick, volherden will' ick, volbringhen sal ick.        Latest: 30-Nov-2004
relay mailing list

*Please* reply to me (, *not* to the list, and leave
the subject header intact to allow my mail filter to collect the
replies in one place.


Preferred email address:

(this doesn't have to be the same address you're subscribed to the list

>---- if more than one language, please cut and paste from here ----<
Language: Ring (E, N or X; maximum of one in each ring): (If N: are you a novice or is your language complicated?) Prefer to follow language: Prefer not to follow language:
>---- to here, and state order of preference in case of crowding ----<
Possible/impossible/preferred dates: (things like "no Tuesdays", "weekends preferred". "not before February 2nd" or "as early as possible" are all valid answers) ===END APPLICATION FORM===