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Re: Wikipedia:Verifiability - Mailing lists as sources

From:Jim Henry <jimhenry1973@...>
Date:Monday, February 25, 2008, 16:27
On Sun, Feb 24, 2008 at 5:25 PM, Sai Emrys <sai@...> wrote:
> Referring specifically to CONLANG..
That reminds me that Kēlen is discussed (for about two pages) in Sarah L. Higley (Sally Caves)' recent book _Hildegard of Bingen's Unknown Language_. That could be used as a reference if someone wants to wade into the fray of trying for the third time to create an article on Kēlen (or opening a second deletion review). She also talks about Irina Rempt's Ilaini for two or three pages, and more briefly about Ithkuil, Tepa, Tatari Faran and some other Internet conlangs (besides longer discussions of more famous conlangs like Laadan, Quenya and so forth). (Not surprisingly, Teonaht is only alluded to, not mentioned by name.) I'm not going to write extensively about the book here, because I've promised Rick Harrison (from whom I'm borrowing it) to write a review for his _Journal of Planned Languages_. In short: it's quite good, but I would hesitate to strongly recommend it given the $74.95 list price. (I've seen a number of luxuriously bound and printed limited-edition novels and short story collections from various small press publishers, with more pages and more illustrations than this book, in the $35-50 range. What is it about academic publishing? Is the print run for books like this a lot smaller than the 750-1000 copies that are typical for limited edition fiction books?) -- Jim Henry