Re: Conlang game idea
|From:||Rachel Klippenstein <estel_telcontar@...>|
|Date:||Monday, February 24, 2003, 20:04|
--- Joseph Fatula <fatula3@...> wrote: >
From: "Joe" <joe@...>
> Subject: Re: Conlang game idea
> > I'm interested in that too. I'll take part in
> both, if you want...
> > but why does it have to be a pidgin? I'd like a
> fully fledged language...
> Well, it would start out as something of a pidgin,
> but it could become more
> of a language over time. This sort of mix is the
> way pidgins start, and if
> extended, they can become creoles, whole languages.
> So if you'd like to have this little pidgin-dialog
> game, let's get started.
> We'll run it via private e-mail, perhaps a message a
> day or so, and then we
> can post any good stuff to the list.
> The rules are simple - hopefully:
> All that I have to work on are your imaginary
> actions and facial expressions
> (in parentheses) and what you say [in brackets].
> We'll use X-SAMPA for IPA
> transcription until we've agreed on an orthography.
> You can make up
> whatever words you like, so long as they're not from
> English. Concrete
> nouns should be easy, as you just have to point at
> one (if it's close at
> hand) or draw a picture of one.
> For situations, we could imagine that we are two
> merchants trying to trade
> goods, or something like that.
> Our "native" tongues do not share a writing system,
> or they are both written
> in the Roman alphabet, not that it'll be a major
> concern. I think I'll use
> one of my conlangs as the native language of my
> persona, feel free to use
> one of yours.
> With that said, I'll be sending you a message
> Joe Fatula
> And if anyone else wants to follow along as we make
> up a language, let us
I'm interested too. I may be more of a follower than
a writer, though... But I like the idea.
My email is email@example.com
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