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Re: OT: Kelenala (was Re: OT: Programmed/Hand made music (was: Random word generators (was Re: Worthwhile Engelang Goal)))

From:David J. Peterson <dedalvs@...>
Date:Sunday, June 12, 2005, 19:40
Sorry for the tardy reply.

Henrik wrote:
Wouldn't it be nice to see how it really evolves, then?  Are you going
to simulate that or construct it?  Do the creolisation?

With Kelenala, I don't simulate the creolization, but that *would*
be interesting to do with two real (or constructed) languages.  So
with Kelenala, there is no lexifier (save the word list) and no
substrate (save my brain).  An idea I've had is to actually try to
create a creole from two of my actual conlangs, and *then* I would
certainly try to simulate what that would look like.  I think an
obvious one would be a Zhyler creole with a Kamakawi substrate.
I'll eventually get around to that, and then I think the creolization
process/history would be as interesting (if not more so) than the
language itself.

And, of course, I'd be very interested to see someone else do this.
Has anyone done this?  I thought that was what the concreole
list was for, but it's been dormant pretty much since its inception.
I can't think of any conlang projects offhand, though of course
John Chang has a lot of natlang creole projects (plus some well
known conlangs thrown into the mix, if I remember right).

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