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Conlang Travellers' Guide (was Re: I have a dream)

From:Roger Mills <romilly@...>
Date:Friday, July 19, 2002, 15:12
Jan van Steenbergen wrote:
>One of the first things, that attracted my linguistic attention, was a
bunch of
>small conversation guides for tourists at my grandparents' place. What I
>ought to do is to translate some of such texts-for-everyday-use instead of >Bible portions. >Or I should try to dig up Mia Soderquist's Conlanger's Travelling Guide (or >something like that)... It's has been some time ago when I saw it,
somewhere in
>the list's archives, but what I remember from it was really funny.
Here is the most recent incarnation, as of 17 June 2000 (Mia's post would have appeared a few days earlier). The _original_ Travellers' Guide is in the Brown archive, _quite early_; if you know how to search that archive (searching Yahoo's is easier I think) you can find it. (I've always meant to do a "Getting around in Kash" but inertia..............) BEGIN QUOTE:
>Some of you have been around long enough to remember the Conlang >Traveler's Phrasebook. Well, it has been a while, and I think it >is time to create the second edition.
This is
>Section 1. Section 2, about getting lodging and food, will be >along in a few days.]>
>Section 1: Pleasantries
>Thank You
>Do you speak (English/Spanish/French/Dutch/<whatever>)?
>I don't speak (conlang) very well.
>My name is...
>What is your name?
>How are you?
>I am well.
>I am not well.
>I am the walrus, coo coo ca choo.


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