Re: Inverse conlang relay
|From:||Tony Harris <tony@...>|
|Date:||Monday, April 6, 2009, 20:02|
Jim Henry wrote:
> Some people have said they're interested but haven't yet
> mentioned the specific conlang they're offering for use in
> the relay. So, if you haven't already, please post saying:
> 1. what conlang(s) you have that you think are well enough
> documented for other people to translate into them;
> 2. what is the URL for any online documentation in said conlang(s);
http://alurhsa.org, specifically in the section titled "Language".
> 3. what other materials you could send to a potential translator
> in offlist email;
There is a full grammar and dictionary, as PDFs, which are downloadable
from the site and could be sent as an email. Plus I have a fair number
of texts in Alurhsa that are not of a private nature, both translations
and original material.
> 4. what about this conlang is special? why might someone want
> to spend a couple of months studying it and then translate
> something into it?
It has a large vocabulary, the grammar is not terribly difficult if
you're used to Indo-European and agglutinative languages (it has
elements of both), it has a lot of nuance and flexibility available in
word meanings and verb tenses, and contrary to rumor it is
pronounceable. And the numerous diacritics, although not a pretty
system of romanization, are actually functional (although one *could*
learn the script and use that too, of course!).