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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! 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: JEFL 1789 HMM 572 FW 425 EY 255 MHM 165 ALR 81 CSC 58 CRH 47 DME 45 WVW 30 JN 13 AS 10 PB 5 ANM 2 LJM 2 JNW 1 RB 1 Total 3501 JAH 2241 Total 5742 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 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. Multa hucar, Jeffrey Henning - Invent Your Own Language "If Bill Gates had a nickel for every time Windows crashed.... Oh, wait, he does!"