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Ethnologue exercise (was: Conlang Standard Languages v.Dialects)

From:Thomas R. Wier <artabanos@...>
Date:Saturday, August 26, 2000, 17:14
Irina Rempt wrote:

> On Wed, 23 Aug 2000, Daniel Seriff wrote: > > > > PHALERAN (Phaler-Aidu, KweiNoitli, Phalitlai, K'oi-Phala, Önopales, > > > > <remainder of lovely Ethnologue entry snipped> > > > > This brings up an interesting exercise for everyone. Has anyone else > > written this type of entry for their conlangs? > > I think I'd like to, but I missed the thing you're quoting - can you > or Tom repost it or send it privately? Thanks!
Yeah, here's mine on Phaleran: PHALERAN (Phaler-Aidu, KweiNoitli, Phalitlai, K'oi-Phala, Önopales, Sikastra, Nessubim, Græksi). ca. 45,570,000 speakers according to the latest procuratorial census (1203 P.C.)*; 82% live in the domains of Greater K'eþnaia. Also: Loriom, Effeisa, Trans-Alideru, Tharri. Language of official imperial administration, public education, and international political, intellectual and religious discourse. Not inherently intelligible with Acropedial Phaleran, Tic|'oNga, Walsi, or P'orræs. Relations with other colonists in system minimal; reduced to occasional radio transmissions. and a natlang from the Ethnologue for comparison: ENGLISH [ENG] 55,000,000 first language speakers in United Kingdom (1984 estimate); 322,000,000 in all countries, first language speakers (1995 WA); 470,000,000 including second language speakers (1995 WA). Also in USA, Canada, other former colonies, many countries. Indo-European, Germanic, West, North Sea, English. Dialects: COCKNEY, SCOUSE, GEORDIE, WEST COUNTRY, EAST ANGLIA, BIRMINGHAM, SOUTH WALES, EDINBURGH, BELFAST, CORNWALL, [skip a LOT of dialects] 60% lexical similarity with German, 27% with French, 24% with Russian. National language. Typology: SVO. Christian. Braille Bible. Bible 1382-1989. NT 1380-1995. Bible portions 1530-1995. I probably should adjust mine to show Phaleran's descent, but haven't gotten around to that yet. ====================================== Tom Wier | "Cogito ergo sum, sed credo ergo ero." ======================================