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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
2014-09-01 12:48 New translation of "On knowing and not knowing" into Mîrkšam by sciric
Tepzi sja erekzûćantan orm erekzûćantan erekzûkmaćantan ûrt — môrekwapfikzûzjaćakaj. Ouruut tohnojuk. Tepzi sja erekzûćantan orm erećantan erekzûkmaćantan ûrt — môrekwapfimjaćantan. Eûrćantan tohnojuk. Tepzi sja erećantan orm erekzûćantan erekmaćantan ûrt — môrôfôûn. Ôûrtran tohnojuk. Tepzi sja erećantan orm erećantan erekmaćantan ûrt — môrezjaćakaj. Eetfet tohnojuk.
'One who knows not and knows not one’s not-knowing — that one is a fool. Shun him. One who knows not and knows one’s not-knowing — that one is a learner. Teach him. One who knows and knows not one’s knowing — that one sleeps. Awaken him. One who knows and knows one’s knowing — that one is wise. Follow him.'
He who knows not and knows not he knows not He is a fool. Shun him. He who knows not and knows he knows not He is a student. Teach him. He who knows and knows not he knows He is asleep. Wake him. He who knows and knows he knows He is wise. Follow him.
2014-09-01 11:36 New translation of "We are humans" into Pazan by gobblette
Os kī-pāraz pāngib. Os kī-pāraz ni-Urþ.
We are humans and we are from Earth.
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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...
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