Re: Who won the Dublex Game? (was Re: Conlang dreams revisited)
|From:||Jeffrey Henning <jeffrey@...>|
|Date:||Friday, February 4, 2000, 18:37|
Paul Bennett <paulnkathy@...> comunu:
> Who ended up winning the fabled Dublex prize? If it was Jeffrey, I demand
> an immediate tools-down & walkout from the list :-)
Let's have a big round of virtual applause for Neurotico@aol.com! He coined
more Dublex words than all of the other contestants combined! He coined
1,789 words, out of 3,501 words submitted by contestants. I will be sending
him a check for $100, as the prize money and as a token of appreciation for
all of his hard work.
I've thanked all seventeen participants for their efforts -- they've
independently verified that the Dublex root system can be used to coin words
representing almost any concept imaginable. Special thanks go to
"runners-ups" Herman Miller and Felix Wan, for the hundreds of words they
submitted and for their persistence throughout the duration of the contest.
The final tally:
The JAH total includes words I submitted and words I directly added to the
Dublexicon as I edited it. When you realize that many of my words were
coined over the last four years and were merely translated from older
versions of the language to the current version, it really demonstrates how
impressive the scope of Neurotico's accomplishment is.
The Dublexicon is available at:
Believe it or not, Neurotico coined even more words than are listed. In his
final post before the contest ended, he submitted many suggestions for use
of numbers. This will represent easily five hundred or so words, once I
completely think through his suggestions.
I just want to remind you that the Dublexicon is in the public domain and
can be used for any purpose. Feel free to adapt its lexicon in your
langmaking efforts. To protect what we define as Dublex, though, "Dublex"
and "Dublexicon" are trademarks of LangMaker.com. This will prevent anyone
from having a competing language called Dublex.
Obviously, the Dublex Game list lives on, even if there is no current
contest underway. I have a bunch of additions I want to make to the site,
including more vocabulary and grammar, but Real Life has kept me too busy
lately to make these changes.
Again, thanks to everyone who participated.
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