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Re: Spocanian, a Dutch conlang

From:Boudewijn Rempt <bsarempt@...>
Date:Thursday, April 15, 1999, 7:50
On Wed, 14 Apr 1999, Hawksinger wrote:

> Is anyone on the list familiar with a conlang called Spocanian? >
Oh yes, when I was founding the Dutch Society for Linguafiction (in the pre-Internet days), I approached him as I thought he might be interested. But he had bad experiences with the Dutch Society for Geofiction (conculturing that is), and he wasn't much interested in meeting other conlangers. However, he graciously donated a dictionary and an old version of his grammar and a paper on Spokanian that appeared in Working Papers in Functional grammar, to the Library of the Society.
> There appears to have been an actual travel guide published in Dutch, > "Uit in Spokanie - nooit weg". The author/conlanger is or was a > linguist at the University of Amsterdam named Rolandt Tweehuysen. >
That includes a recording of some Spokanian music and songs - very nice.
> I emailed him at the time and told him about Nova but he never replied. > It would be nice to think that this massive project has somehow made > it too the web and we could get this guy into the body proper of > conlanging, he was very defensive about his work and apparent criticism
I don't think he would, I'm afraid. His work is interesting though. He's very sensitive on copyright issues, too, ever since a review of his travel guide included a copy of a page, so making public the work I have by him would be impossible. (Of course, these are hundreds of densely types pages, so it would be physically unfeasible too.) Boudewijn Rempt