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Re: Conlang List Ethnologue

From:Dan Seriff <microtonal@...>
Date:Monday, September 10, 2001, 17:00
on 9/10/01 6:19 AM, Christian Thalmann at cinga@GMX.NET wrote:

> Dan Seriff wrote: > >> I went to paste in Phaleran, and SimpleText complained that the file length >> limit had been reached. > > A Mac user! Yahoo! I'm not alone in this universe! =)
I just bought a new one last week (a G4 733 mHz), because the old one was having serious I/O problems. You know it's bad when you can't even boot up off the system CD.
> SimpleText rules. You have to admire any application that is so very > useful while using up less disk space than your average readme file. > ;-)
Yeah, it's a great program, but I wish the allowable file length was a little longer, and that tab stops aligned properly even if you're using a proportional font.
> I'll cook up an entry for Obrenje when I find the time eventually. What > are the guidelines anyway?
Basically, if you're a list member who'd like to be represented in the Ethnologue, you can submit as many languages as you'd like. I've got four entries, some people have as many as six. The more the merrier, as far as I'm concerned. As for format, I started this before SIL switched over to their 14th edition Ethnologue, so I'm still following the 13th edition format for entries, just for consistency's sake. It's also because I don't feel like going through all 56 entries to convert them to the new format. Just go to our Ethnologue (, the link is at the top of the page) and imitate the entries you see there. Daniel Seriff Honesty means never having to say "Please don't flush me down the toilet!" - Bob the Dinosaur When the ratings go up, it's like the whole world is made of donuts. - Brak