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Re: New source for McGuffey's Reader text online

From:Arthaey Angosii <arthaey@...>
Date:Friday, December 24, 2004, 20:56
Emaelivpeith Gary Shannon:
> Clearly they are not suitable for alien languages on > planets where horses and chickens don't exist, but > imaginative conlangers ought to be able to make > adjustments and substitutions of alien life forms, > habits and customs where necessary.
I've been scanning in the illustrations of the Primer (work-in-progress link is ), complete with pictures of horses and cats and dogs. I have an alien planet, but at least humans have also settled there, so I can say that I'm translating one of their books. An Asha'ille reader targeted to the Terran-speaking humans. :) My animal "translations" are actually words for native species that are similiar in form or function, which seemed the best compromise to me. -- AA