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Re: Great Moments in Con/Auxlang Filmmaking

From:Herman Miller <hmiller@...>
Date:Saturday, May 6, 2000, 2:58
On Fri, 5 May 2000 16:31:10 -0400, "M. Sherryandra Soderquist"
<tuozin@...> wrote:

>Irina Rempt wrote: >> > No, please! I am one of those 20-30 people (on this world) who refused to >> > watch that film, but if someday there will be available a DiLingo version , >> > I'll have to watch it!! >> >> Only 20-30 in the world? At least half of them must be on this list >> alone - count me in! >> >> Irina >> > >I haven't seen it either. No desire to either, unless they remake >it to include aliens and superintelligent sharks... and translate >all the dialog into an interesting conlang.
Hmm, I see the potential for an amusing alternate-reality story there. A future conlanger is on board the Titanic, which in this alternate reality survived the crash. In the future, the Titanic survivor's interesting conlang goes on to be a huge success, widely learned and spoken throughout the world. Unfortunately, a design flaw in the language allows a corrupt politician (under the influence of hostile superintelligent aliens who just happen to resemble sharks) to gain power through the use of catchy slogans. A devastating war breaks out to stop this madman, which results in the near-extinction of the human species. (This of course was the aliens' intention all along.) Realizing the danger too late, a small band of survivors travels back through time in a desperate mission to sink the Titanic. Okay, so I'm also one of those who's never seen Titanic (and I don't really have any plans to do so...) -- languages of Azir------> ----<>--- h i l r i . o "If all Printers were determin'd not to print any m l e @ o c m thing till they were sure it would offend no body, (Herman Miller) there would be very little printed." -Ben Franklin