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Re: TECH: "best" way to organize directory of conlangs

From:Jim Henry <jimhenry1973@...>
Date:Wednesday, September 3, 2008, 21:08
On Wed, Sep 3, 2008 at 3:10 PM, Rick Harrison <rick@...> wrote:
> I want to establish/instigate a directory of all known conlangs. Someplace > where I can see if the name I'm about to give my project has already been > used... or, if I suddenly remember Vling and get a nostalgic urge to find > its documentation, get a link to it. Just a brief description with links for > each language. Preferably each description would be written in English and > Esperanto so as not to exclude nonanglophones.
Good idea. I'd volunteer to translate some of the descriptions into E-o.
> The question is, should I do this as a static webpage, similar to what > Richard Kennaway used to do, or a wiki? And if a wiki, should I host it on a
I would suggest finding one of the conlang wikis that already has a moderately extensive list of conlangs, and a fairly large and active community of users/editors, and take that list and work on making it a lot more extensive. Maybe FrathWiki or the Conlang Wikia; I'm not familiar enough with all the other conlang wikis to compare them intelligently. The Conlang Wikia has a longish but still very incomplete list here: I think FrathWiki has a list too but I couldn't connect to it just now. The Talideon wiki seems to be having problems at the moment too. If KneeQuickie has a list of conlangs, I couldn't find it linked from the front page. The Conlang Atlas of Language Structures is really spiffy but maybe overkill for what you want. Still, you could put some work into adding and expanding entries for older conlangs if Taliesin has fixed the defect with the add-language button. And, as David said, let's try to find out if Langmaker is down permanently or not before starting something new of the same kind. -- Jim Henry


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