|From:||J.A. Mills <xenolingua@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, October 8, 1998, 18:19|
Sheets, Jeff writes:
> Do I detect a new translation project? "Human ribs taste very
This kind of project could complement the surveys that have been going around.
First, we had the one which profiled people on the Conlang List for somebody's
homepage, then the questionnaire, and finally the one asking for
characteristics of the various conlangs. You all know this, so I should get
to the point, eh?
A long time ago, I remember reading a compilation of Mario Pei's called "World
Languages" (?) or something. It gave a little background on the language, and
then gave an example of the language (usually poetry or serious literature).
It seems to me that most of the elements have already been prepared for a
"Conlangs of the World"-type work, and just need to be compiled. The only
lacking element is a translated passage, a paragraph or so in length. Anybody
up for organizing such a project?