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PostPosted: Thu 14 Sep 2017, 12:11 
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The challenge starts now and officially ends on Monday 25 September at 16:00 Greenwich time. It means you have three days for the challenge. If you cannot participate during the official challenge, you can well use the requirements later for you lang and post it here if you want.

There are two groups of requirements for the langs. The first ones (1-5) you should use (I'll not come to bite your nose if you don't). The second group of requirements is optional. You can use all three, two, one, re none of them. IMO they are somewhat more exotic or unknown features.

Good description of a grammar is not just a list of affixes but their use is also explained. It's rarely possible for a speedlang to have a good grammar description, but do what you can.
After the challenge it would be polite, if everybody comments and tells what was interesting and innovative in the others' langs.


Basic requirements.

1. The language should have at least one labio-velar consonant. (I mean real labio-velars https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Labial%E2 ... _consonant like ͡kp, ͡gb, ŋ͡m, or w. If you don’t want to get exotic /w/ is a good choice).
2. The language has two sibilants.
3. More complex syllables structures than (C)V(C) should be allowed.
4. Morphology should be mainly agglutinative https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agglutinative_language . (You can interpret “agglutinative” broadly if you want.)
5. Light verbs https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light_verb should be common. For example: to do sleeping instead of to sleep (Verbs can be an open or a closed class.)



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6. Different phonations https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phonation can be distinctive.
7. The language can have a topic-prominent syntax https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Topic-prominent_language . I find topic-prominence a fussy term, but the notion of subject seems to be quite bad describing their syntax and the notion of topic more describing. Interpret the term as you like.
8. Incorporation can appear https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incorpora ... inguistics) .

If you want a translation challenge to test your lang, I find Ossicone's story "The Cat and the Fish" viewtopic.php?f=9&t=636&hilit=cat+fish a good one. You can use its sentences or the whole story or use example sentences of your own.


If I forgot to say something, please say it.

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PostPosted: Thu 14 Sep 2017, 13:40 
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Omzinesý wrote:
I see we haven't had a speedlanging challange reasently.
Who would be interested?

I might be. Will be travelling Sept 21 - Oct 6 which should leave ample time to speedlang at airports and in-flight. [:)]

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PostPosted: Thu 14 Sep 2017, 13:47 
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DesEsseintes wrote:
I might be. Will be travelling Sept 21 - Oct 6 which should leave ample time to speedlang at airports and in-flight. [:)]
Not moon-caking it here?

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PostPosted: Thu 14 Sep 2017, 14:11 
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Lao Kou wrote:
DesEsseintes wrote:
I might be. Will be travelling Sept 21 - Oct 6 which should leave ample time to speedlang at airports and in-flight. [:)]
Not moon-caking it here?

Nope. Слава богу. [;)]

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PostPosted: Thu 14 Sep 2017, 14:20 
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I'm just not feeling the moon-cake lovin', Des. [B)]

Pomelos, BBQ, and so much more!

I think we know where my sympathies lie on the moon-cake snarfing/speedlanging divide. [B)]

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PostPosted: Thu 14 Sep 2017, 14:47 
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Lao Kou wrote:
I'm just not feeling the moon-cake lovin', Des. [B)]

Mooncakes are just not 和菓子, Brother Kou.
How one moves up in the world...

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PostPosted: Thu 14 Sep 2017, 14:56 
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Happy speedlanging and 和菓子. [:)]

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PostPosted: Thu 14 Sep 2017, 15:32 
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Lao Kou wrote:
I'm just not feeling the moon-cake lovin', Des. [B)]

Pomelos, BBQ, and so much more!

I think we know where my sympathies lie on the moon-cake snarfing/speedlanging divide. [B)]


Moon cakes!! Gosh I loved those maxi calorie bombs. Need to get back to East Asia asap. [D;]

I used to work in Penang, Malaysia, if anyone wonders.

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PostPosted: Thu 14 Sep 2017, 22:04 
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I am 100% up for one. I've been wanting to propose someone start a speedlang myself :)


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PostPosted: Thu 14 Sep 2017, 22:10 
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Yeah, it's been a few months. I'd say it's about time for the Speedlanging Weekend VII.

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PostPosted: Fri 15 Sep 2017, 00:07 
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I'll be participating too. I've never done a speedlang before.

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PostPosted: Fri 15 Sep 2017, 02:26 
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So when are you planning on doing this, Omzie?

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PostPosted: Fri 15 Sep 2017, 04:34 
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Part of me wants to... But I'm just picking up steam on my actual language project; so I'm torn.

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PostPosted: Fri 15 Sep 2017, 05:28 
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Thrice Xandvii wrote:
Part of me wants to... But I'm just picking up steam on my actual language project; so I'm torn.

I normally use speedlangs to explore avenues of my current projects that I'm otherwise leaning against, and the restrictions imposed in most speedlanging challenges tend to force me to think in directions I otherwise wouldn't, so I think speedlanging can complement rather than distract from your main conlanging. Or I'd like to think so at least*.

*but I've failed to participate in the last two or three speedlangings, so I'm not very good at practicing what I preach... [:S]

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PostPosted: Fri 15 Sep 2017, 05:39 
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I might join in, if i do this will be the first speedlang challenge i've participated in.

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i have several other smaller conlangs, such as Wakuhili, Migyur, Gwynwth,and Mqaélian Maaɀaaɀi Paélemi.
Along with a unnamed sign language, and multiple conlangs that are on hold.


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PostPosted: Fri 15 Sep 2017, 11:30 
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DesEsseintes wrote:
So when are you planning on doing this, Omzie?

I quess this weekend is too early.
Say 22 september.

Or do would you like it now?

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PostPosted: Fri 15 Sep 2017, 12:32 
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If it's not before the 22nd of September, I might be able to join, although so far I have always failed to participate and this is the weekend when I have to finalize my thesis. So, I cannot give a promise.

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PostPosted: Fri 15 Sep 2017, 19:41 
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Omzinesý wrote:
I see we haven't had a speedlanging challange reasently.
Who would be interested?

*raises hand* I'm always interested in speedlanging

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PostPosted: Mon 18 Sep 2017, 12:22 
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I'll send some requirements for the speedlangs next Friday.

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PostPosted: Mon 18 Sep 2017, 16:02 
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*also raises hand*
I'd be interested - I've done speedlangs before with my own set of requirements/restrictions/limits, but never as part of a challenge given by someone else. Sounds fun!

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