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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); >, 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!). Tony Harris