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Re: The 2008 Smiley Award Winner: Ithkuil

From:Jörg Rhiemeier <joerg_rhiemeier@...>
Date:Monday, July 14, 2008, 15:43

On Mon, 14 Jul 2008 03:18:07 -0700, David J. Peterson wrote:

> The winner of the 2008 Smiley Award is Ithkuil. > > <>
A good and reasonable choice! While Ithkuil is not the kind of language I'd wish to create (I prefer naturalistic languages, though I sometimes do digress into experimental engelanging), it is awesome and well-designed. At first glance, it looks like a typical "kitchen sink" language of the kind inexperienced conlangers sometimes produce in their second attempt after being brushed off for their first conlang being a cipher of their L1, with all those phonemes, cases, etc., but John did not only think well about all that, but also managed to follow through and come up with something that actually works out well and is amazing in its own way. Chapeau! ... brought to you by the Weeping Elf