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[conlang] Digest Number 1395

From:Anthony M. Miles <theophilus88@...>
Date:Thursday, March 14, 2002, 20:42
>Message: 25 > Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2002 08:40:22 -0800 > From: Garrett Jones <alkaline@...> >Subject: proposed conlang database
>What i would like: >1. To know the interest in actually having this done, the need for it, how >many people would refuse to put their conlangs in the database
I'm willing, but I don't know how good the fit is.
>2. Specific suggestions on the data to be collected on each conlang (listed >below)
My conlang Lahabic is that world's Latin, and as such, more written and read than spoken. And what about languages that the creators declare are extinct reconstructions? Furthermore, I am a student of the ancient languages Latin, Greek, and Sanskrit, and therefore am not bothered by my lack of fluency in pronunciation (vocabulary, however, does matter to me). Just because I have trouble pronouncing a language shouldn't rule it out as a source or model.
>3. Suggestions on how the whole database system could work >
1. Basic information: language name: Lahabic previous language names: None author's name: Marcus Miles world location of author: United States webpage url: language creation date: original version, 1995 date added to database: date db entry last modified:
2. Current language status: current development status: usable within cultural context estimated fluent speakers: on Earth, none, due to unpredictable allophonic changes 'there', maybe 10,000 second language speakers ADDED:estimated fluent readers: on Earth, one 'there', maybe 30,000 second language readers estimated familiar speakers: on Earth, none 'there', maybe 40,000 second language speakers ADDED:estimated familiar readers: on Earth, one 'there', maybe 120,000 second language readers 3. The language in use: writing system: yes; two varieties, monumental hand and merchant's hand example written sentence: dya'mamon ru'khe lagya'ldeuliyippha'lkhe deloutetyadadrakhe mino'ddegwainato'r bhwete'ma'dharaddhakwa thale'drakwa. The having-gone-into-love beautiful-boy gave cold-water to the drink-desiring girl. The boy in love gave cold water to the thirsty girl. pictorial sample of script: not available audio sample: not available (see estimated fluent speakers) 4. Language classification: basic description: language family: Indo-European-like vocabulary source: a priori, categorical syntactic system: VSO with topic fronting in interrogatives; cases: nominative, genitive, dative (dative/benefactive/reflexive), locative (locative/instrumental), accusative; aspects: aorist, imperfective, perfective; tenses: past, present, future morphological system: between agglutinative and declinational design motivation: fantasy, with historical precedents, cognates, and descendants
>Here are some more details on the different parts of the language >classification: > >A. Vocabulary Source
What about languages that are fictional derivatives of other fictional languages? <snip> _________________________________________________________________ Chat with friends online, try MSN Messenger:


Garrett Jones <alkaline@...>proposed conlang database