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Worldcon well over
Worldcon is over, the London meetup is over, and the admin should have quaffed more caffeine throughout.
A great big thanks to the conlangers at the meetup for testing the new meetup-badge system, as the backend is different from LCC4.
Pinned: 2014-08-23 23:14
Meet other conlangers at Worldcon in London next week!
CALS's entire team (developer, sysadmin and worrywart, all conveniently co-located in a single human body) will be visiting this year's Worldcon in London at the ExCel, 14th-18th of August. Look for the black t-shirt with CALS in big, friendly, yellow lettering on it.
Prime locations: large bookstores with good linguistics sections, pubs with real ale, the GBBF, the games tent during the DS sessions (Streetpass FTW!), Bettina Beinhoff's session on Sunday, and the offsite-but-near conlanger meetup scheduled for the 15th.
Pinned: 2014-08-05 20:39
2014-10-01 11:02 New translation of "1HGT: #1" into Damiyaa by aszlan
The apple is red.
2014-10-01 10:57 New translation of "Being specific: nouns" into Damiyaa by aszlan
azhnyat azhnyat yaw onna azh azhnyaad yaw onna atiq azhnyaad yaw onna azhat azhnyaad yaw onna modho go azhnyaad yaw onna bimi azhnyaad yaw onna dani imataa dani imataa dadhin dani imataa onna bimida kamiis atiq kamiis atiq kwix kamiis atiq kwix onna kamiis dazh dol onna kamiisdat kwix kamiis dazh dol onna kamiisdat atiq kwix sowaal yaymin sowaalba yaymin sowaal yaatiq sowaal onda
my friends my best friends one of my best friends 3 of my best friends some of my best friends most of my best friends all of my best friends a funny man a very funny man the funniest man of all 3 shirts 3 clean shirts the cleanest 3 shirts the newest 2 of the clean shirts the newest 2 of the 3 clean shirts the first question the first 3 questions the third question the last of the questions
What defines your conlang?
By adding your language here, and answering the questions by choosing a single value for each relevant WALS-feature (e.g. it's not a goal to answer every single one of them!), you might discover new things in your conlang, or grammar gaps that need to be filled somehow. By reading the descriptions of each feature at WALS, you also get a crash course in linguistic typology and universals – but be warned, some of those papers are overly scholarly...
- Pick some features and values at random, then try to make a language out of that.
- What would the most average conlang look like? Should it be updated to stay the most average?
- Contrary, would a conlang with many rare and unusual features be usable at all?
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