A resource for conlangers? If only I could find a copy.
|From:||Gary Shannon <fiziwig@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, May 24, 2006, 1:59|
Pieced together this info about an intersting sounding
book for conlangers from a couple of web sites:
"Graded Sentences for Analysis" - 1918 Rossman, Mary
Blanche and Willis, Mary. "Selected from the Best
Literature and Systematically Graded for Class Use".
It consists of 1200 sentences from famous literature
organized by grammatical structure and presented as a
numbered list, with no bibliography whatsoever. here's
203. How far do these great wheat fields extend? 204.
June 21 is the longest day of the year. 205. The
little princess grew more beautiful and gracious. 206.
Pshaw! This string is too short! 207. Oh, dear! The
wind has blown my hat away! 208. Alas! That news is
sad, indeed! 209. Whew! That north wind freezes my
nose! 210. Philemon and Baucis were the kindest old
people in the world. 211. For supper they had only a
bit of brown loaf, and a drink of fresh warm milk.
212. To no stranger did they ever refuse the best
hospitality of their poor cottage.