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conlang classification and productivity

From:Dan Jones <feuchard@...>
Date:Wednesday, February 7, 2001, 15:57
I've been thinking about all the systems of classification proposed for
conlangs, but not one of them takes into account that a conlang is generally
a work in progress. I propose a system whereby you can tell how *developed*
a conlang is, i.e. how much work has been done on it. This is done by
assigning a "score" to each of four categories, which were chosen as being
the "integral parts" of most conlangs: Lexicon, Grammar, Texts and
Conculture (Legratec system! I love acronyms...). "Texts" means is there
much literature (either translated or original) in the conlang. The "score"
is a number between 0 and 5, where 0 is "not considered" and 5 is
"perfected, not much more to be done". After that, it is possible to add all
the scores up, giving a Legratec number, which is a basic indicator of how
well developed the conlang is. As an example, here are all my conlangs
classified under the Legratec system:

Carastic Family:
    Aredos: L4 G5 T4 C3,  legratec 16
        Carashán: L4, G5, T4, C4, legratec 17
        Peusodán: L2, G3, T2, C3, legratec 10
        Corfeg: L3, G4, T2, C1, legratec 10
        Eitòrian: L2, G2, T1, C0, legratec 5
        Hinnashan: L2, G3, T1, C0, legratec 6
        Vyadamá: L1, G0, T0, C1, legratec 2
        Gagnellane: L3, G2, T3, C4, legratec 12
        Géredic: L3, G0, T0, C0, legratec 3

Cansetic Family:
    Kansú: L4, G5, T4, C0, legratec 13
        Bulyth: L3, G4, T2, C3, legratec 12
        'Aashesay: L2, G3, T0, C0, legratec 5
    God.o: L1, G0, T0, C0, legratec 1

Dweinian Family:
    Dweinasen: L3, G3, T0, C2, legratec 8
        Rhêndrin: L3, G4, T2, C3, legratec 12
        Denanan: L3, G4, T3, C3, legratec 13

    Arveuneic: L3, G2, T1, C1, legratec 7
    Daené: L1, G0, T0, C0, legratec 1
    Arvorec: L3, G2, T2, C3, legratec 10
    Nasauban: L2, G4, T0, C0, legratec 6

Oh my god!!!! I have twenty conlangs! And that's only the ones that I
haven't abandoned or made obsolete!

Well, what do you think?


Ka yokonáu iti báyan: "cas'alyá abhiyo".

Ka tso iti mantabayan: "yama zaláyá
alánekayam la s'alika, cas'alika; ka yama
yavarryekayan arannáam la vácika, labekayam
vácika, ka ali cas'alyeko vanotira."
Dan Jones