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Re: Conlang T Shirt

From:Fabian <rhialto@...>
Date:Wednesday, October 27, 1999, 20:22
> > Hindi
> Can I submit Nepali instead of Hindi? Tapaiko kura yaha cha, > of the top of my head. Will make a graphic, if Nepali is all > right. Chinese 'nide hua zai zher' would be my guess, but > I'm sure we can do better - my Mandarin is very rusty. But I'd > put natural languages last in the pecking order.
Nepali would be fine. The reason for Hindi was for the unique script that it is written in more than for it being Hindi per se. I believe Nepali also has a similar script, yes? Natural languages are emphatically not last. That is, those that I have hand-picked are not last in the pecking order. Bottom are the auxlangs, as they tend to have too many characteristics in common - Latin script and Romance-inspired vocabulary do not make for much variation. Those natlangs I selected were chosen for their distinctive writing systems. I feel it is important to represent a few natlangs on the T-shirt, in order to give a real-world grounding should strangers ask about the contents of the T shirt. --- Fabian Jkun li dik il-kitba tpatti it-tieba ta' qalb ta' patruni tieghi. Jkun li jtaffi ugigh tal-Mitlufin u tal-Indannati. Jkun li ilkoll li jaqraw il-kitba, qalbhom ihobbu is-Sewwa u l-Unur. U b'dak l'ghamil, nithallas tax-xoghol iebes.