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Mez - new conlang - & translation exercises!!!

From:J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>
Date:Monday, July 30, 2001, 3:56
Hiya "peeps" (ya peep, I peep, we all peep into lighted boxes),
    hiya 'peeps,' I am back...& better than ever...
    I - Czhang - is back on this list after havin' some serious life changes
(suffice to say that I am still alive-&-semi-well and that I have 5 months
Clean-&-Sober ::grateful-but-still-mischievious grin :}


     I have scrapped Viivo!, bein' highly disenchanted with my lack of
linguistic resources & overwhelmed by overly ambitious ideas.
    So, I am backtrackin' and doin' a similar-but-simpler "Futurist(ic)"
conlang tentatively called _Mez_ (derived from the Italian word for "mix" &
"mixture" _mescolanza_ AND the English word _mess_, hehe...). So far, Mez is
a conlang with "restructured Italo-polyglot" lexification &
pidgin/creole-like grammar (perhaps modeled after American Sign Language
[ASL] or some similar variant of Topic-Comment).


    1> Translate the Serenity Prayer into your conlang(s) (native idiomatic
forms and/or personal re-interpretation highly encouraged!):

    God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
    The courage to change the things I can,
    And the wisdom to know the difference.

    2> Translate the following quote using native idiomatic form(s):

    Religion is for those who are afraid of Hell;
    spirituality is for those who have been to Hell and back.

    okay, tha's all fer now, folks..
    take care, peeps.

    Z (AKA Czhang)


andrew <hobbit@...>translation exercise: the serenity prayer