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The 2006 Smiley Award Winner: Kalusa

From:David J. Peterson <dedalvs@...>
Date:Tuesday, June 6, 2006, 0:07
The winner of the 2006 Smiley Award is Kalusa.

Though it hasn't been around long, Gary Shannon's Kalusa is
probably the most innovative language I've seen in a long time.
 From four sentences with four translations, an entire language
has sprung forth via the community of Kalusa users that work
to embellish it and help it grow.

Part of the reason I decided to give the first Smiley to Kalusa
is the fact that it's not solely an individual achievement.  Gary
came up with the idea, created the website, and maintains it,
but many, many more worked to create the language (most
anonymously).  It's one of the most interesting collaborative
conlangs I've ever seen, and I hope to see it continue to grow
long into the future.

You can read my full write-up of Kalusa here:

"sunly eleSkarez ygralleryf ydZZixelje je ox2mejze."
"No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn."

-Jim Morrison


Larry Sulky <larrysulky@...>