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Conlang Library (was Re: Doing a research paper...)

From:E. Naeher <enaeher@...>
Date:Thursday, October 3, 2002, 17:58
This question got me thinking about the desirability and feasibility of
creating a central library/archives for conlang materials.  I know there are
quite a few people out there who have printed grammars and so on, as well as
the larger group-administered languages (Lojban, etc.)  Many of these
probably don't stay in print for very long, and the few copies that are
printed end up scattered hither and yon.  And, of course, there are probably
countless conlangers' notes that are lost when they lose interest in a
particular language, or conlanging in general.

Would anyone donate printed matter, or mss. or copies of mss., to such a
repository if it existed and were publicly accessible?  Printed volumes
could be borrowed by mail, and copies of mss. material made available.  It
seems to me that this would help preserve a good deal of often-ephemeral
conlang material that would otherwise be lost (but maybe that's just because
I'm a library geek).


"If you want to get laid, go to college.  If you want an education, go to
the library." -- Frank Zappa

----- Original Message -----
From: "E. Naeher" <enaeher@...>
To: <CONLANG@...>
Sent: Thursday, October 03, 2002 1:44 PM
Subject: Re: Doing a research paper...

> The aforementioned _Lunatic Lovers of Language_, by Marina Yaguello, is
> likely to be found in a public library but you will probably be able to
> it at a decent university library. Umberto Eco's _The Search for the > Perfect Language_ is much easier to find (and much better). Many of > Tolkien's books have linguistic information. And any decent library
> have something on Esperanto, and maybe Klingon if you're lucky. > > --Eli > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Hiro M." <hiro_m_2k@...> > To: <CONLANG@...> > Sent: Thursday, October 03, 2002 1:18 PM > Subject: Doing a research paper... > > > > ...on conlangs, and my teacher said that we must have > > 5 sources, and only 2 can come from the internet. > > > > Could anyone suggest a source or two that I would be > > likely to find in a public library? > > > > Thanks in advance. > > > > -- > > Hiro2k > > > > __________________________________________________ > > Do you Yahoo!? > > New DSL Internet Access from SBC & Yahoo! > > > > >


Patrick Jarrett <gtg346g@...>