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Re: new relay

From:Shreyas Sampat <nsampat@...>
Date:Wednesday, May 30, 2001, 20:49
: > I think that all of these ideas, including the Tolkien one, are
: > inappropriate for a conlang relay.  We need an original text
: > written in the conlang.  Translating it from English (or any
: > natlang) will introduce a subtle bias, and translating it from
: > a published source will make it possible for people who know the
: > source to use it as a (conscious or unconscious) crib.  Both of
: > these effects are undesirable.
: I tend to agree. Original, native texts are probably the best for
: something like this.

You know, that's a much better idea than using an existing document.  I have
a creation story that might work, though it'd have to be lengthened a bit to
make a satisfactory exercise.  H. S. Teoh's text, (assuming you *do* want to
volunteer it) would be an interesting beginning; 12 lines seems to be a
fairly close approximation to the average.



Irina Rempt <ira@...>