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Re: THEORY: Conlangs?

From:Douglas Treadwell <epicureanideal@...>
Date:Thursday, May 31, 2007, 13:21
Yeah I've seen similar things happen with quite a few programming projects. Mostly
it's because the projects we become involved in that we are not being paid for
are not top priority. We've all got jobs, many of us families, and usually
smart people who are involved in this kind of thing have a dozen other
interesting pursuits that may pull them in another direction from time to time.

 That's why I think it is very important to document everything we do very
heavily so that it is easy to pick up where someone left off if they leave the
group. Show how you did your research, what you found, what you discarded, what
you thought was worth studying, what you gleaned from it, the conclusions you
made, and so on. That way nobody has to retrace your steps or remake your
mistakes. Any lessons you learn along the way should be mentioned somewhere.

 I think it is also important that there is something gained by doing the work.
Obviously it isnt going to make any of us rich, but it might be nice to be
guaranteed that if you contribute a certain amount your name will be listed as
one of the developers of the language if it ever goes anywhere. Does anyone
else have any ideas regarding the motivation factor?

  - Doug

li_sasxsek@NUTTER.NET wrote:
  > [] On Behalf Of Joseph Fatula

> Douglas Treadwell wrote: > > Is anyone here currently building a conlang? Is anyone > interested in a collaborative effort to develop a conlang? I > have a few thoughts about how to resolve the issues that > usually slow down progress on collaborative projects. > > > > - Doug > > > I'm just about always building a conlang, though I've never > really done > a collaborative one. How well do you find that to work?
I've been in a few of these group projects (mainly auxlangs) and watched them all fizzle out. Then started Demos figuring the democratic approach would be a way to resolve the differing opinions. It started out well, then it too just fizzled out. There is still the possibility of is coming back to life someday. ------------------------------ deinx nxtxr / Dana Nutter LI SASXSEK LATIS.


Douglas Treadwell <epicureanideal@...>Required Reading?