Theiling Online    Sitemap    Conlang Mailing List HQ   

proving a conlang?

From:Stone Gordonssen <stonegordonssen@...>
Date:Tuesday, April 22, 2003, 0:59
Intersting. Before Andrew's none-of-yours-conlangs accusation, I was going
to ask if anyone other than myself used children's stories as an early test
of the viability of their conlangs. I do believe the test has two parts,
though: the author translates the story into his/her conlang, then someone
else using the grammar, etc. translates it back. I know my own mind will
fool itself into believe something makes obvious sense only to find that
true only for myself or a select few.

>-- >Long ago, in a quiet village in France, there lived a miller. That miller >had three sons and two daughters. The oldest son wanted to become a knight >one day, but his father had no money to buy a horse. The middle son wanted >to become a monk, but the nearest monastery had no room for him. The >youngest son didn't know what he wanted to do. We don't know what the >daughters wanted, because stories in those days didn't talk about such >things. >--
_________________________________________________________________ STOP MORE SPAM with the new MSN 8 and get 2 months FREE*


Joe Fatula <fatula3@...>
John Cowan <cowan@...>