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Betreft: Reverse Relay?

From:Rob Nierse <rnierse@...>
Date:Tuesday, November 2, 1999, 11:13
I like your idea very much. It would take much longer because one has to =
learn the other language, but it is interesting (especially if new words =
have to be invented!)


>>> Paul Bennett <Paul.Bennett@...> 11/02 12:08 >>>
I'm probably premature on this one (as the current torch is still hurtling around), but I just had a wierd idea for the next relay. How about, instead of "Person A sends Language A to Person B. Person B = sends Language B to Person C, etc", we try a relay where the idea is to = translate from you lang into the lang of the next person, ie: "Person A sends Language B = to Person B. Person B sends Language C to Person C, etc". (obviously Person = X is the "inventor" of Language X). Does anyone think that's a do-able idea? Is there enough available info = on each lang? Would we need to precede it with a phase of "Person C sends Grammar = & Roots C to Person B, Person B sends Grammar & Roots B to Person A, etc."? A very ambitious undertaking, I fear. Even worse, how about assigning the members in random order, and the = languages to be used in a different random order? I think the results (and the commenting and discussion afterwards) could = be absolutely fascinating! JM.02 Paul ************************************************************* This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. If you have received this email in error please notify the sender. This footnote also confirms that this email message has been scanned for the presence of computer viruses. *************************************************************