Conlang Relay VI

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Fanael
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Conlang Relay VI

Post by Fanael » 06 Jan 2015 21:24

Let's make a separate thread for CBBCR VI instead of reusing the CBBCR V thread.

The usual rules apply:
  1. 48 hours time limit. It's not a hard limit, but if you take a disproportionate amount of time, I'm going to skip you.
  2. If you want to participate, post the name of the language you're going to use. Or don't.
  3. Send a copy of each torch to me. This copy should include English translation, the one send to the next person for obvious reasons should not.
Results are up.

Participants:
  • Ear of the Sphinx (Wihəs)
  • xroox (Tynaap)
  • Lao Kou (Géarthnuns)
  • alynnidalar (Tirina)
  • shimobaatar (Project Jade)
  • DesEsseintes (Dánıdoo)
  • cedh (Ronc Tyu)
  • Linguifex
  • kanejam (average lang)
  • Jackk (Chudihr)
  • Serena
  • clawgrip (Himmaswa)
  • loglorn (Proto-Gigxkpoyan)
  • Dezinaa (’iiŋìm)
  • Fanael (Old Arassenian)
  • Creyeditor (Vrlungla)
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Re: Conlang Relay VI

Post by Ear of the Sphinx » 06 Jan 2015 21:31

Me wants.
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Re: Conlang Relay VI

Post by Serena » 06 Jan 2015 23:32

I'll participate

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Re: Conlang Relay VI

Post by shimobaatar » 07 Jan 2015 01:11

I'll give it a shot.

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Re: Conlang Relay VI

Post by DesEsseintes » 07 Jan 2015 01:14

I'm in with Dánıdoo.

Will the order of participants be determined randomly?

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Re: Conlang Relay VI

Post by Lao Kou » 07 Jan 2015 01:28

Fanael wrote:Participants:
  • Lao Kou ?
With Géarthnuns, please.
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Re: Conlang Relay VI

Post by Dezinaa » 07 Jan 2015 01:30

I'll participate with ’iiŋìm.

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Re: Conlang Relay VI

Post by Creyeditor » 07 Jan 2015 01:46

Yeah [:)]
I'm in with Vrlungla
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Re: Conlang Relay VI

Post by kanejam » 07 Jan 2015 02:02

I'm keen [:)] probably with my average lang but I reserve the right to change to Ketzumin. Maybe if we get enough people we could have multiple rings?

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Re: Conlang Relay VI

Post by shimobaatar » 07 Jan 2015 02:13

shimobaatar wrote:I'll give it a shot.
I posted this too soon, before I had all of my information down. [:S] And then I got distracted.

None of my conlangs are really that developed, but my best chance at the moment is probably going with Project Jade. I hope I can do the time limit.

Also, I've never done one of these before, so I just want to make sure that these are the correct rules and such?

TL;DR - I'd like to participate with Project Jade.

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Re: Conlang Relay VI

Post by Creyeditor » 07 Jan 2015 02:22

Here are some rule descriptions in a forum specific manner [;)]
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1 :deu: 2 :eng: 3 :idn: 4 :fra: 4 :esp:
:con: Ook & Omlűt & Nautli languages & Sperenjas
[<3] Papuan languages, Morphophonology, Lexical Semantics [<3]

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Re: Conlang Relay VI

Post by DesEsseintes » 07 Jan 2015 02:44

I've just been reading through the second CBB Relay thread and it strikes how much more emotional people were there than in later relays. Perhaps I'm reading too much into people's comments, but there seems to have been a lot more impatience and anticipation than in later relays. Perhaps people were more excited about the whole thing as the forum was young?

It makes me feel nonsensically nostalgic for the "golden age" of the CBB that must have existed before I joined.

It's the same feeling I get when reading about literally any time period in history other than my own. What amazing lives people in those days must have lived...!

Except I do realise these feelings are illogical, and that things were just as ordinary before I came along... I'm still pretty excited about the relay though!

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Re: Conlang Relay VI

Post by xroox » 07 Jan 2015 06:24

I want to participate with Tynaap :D

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Re: Conlang Relay VI

Post by DesEsseintes » 07 Jan 2015 08:34

kanejam wrote:Maybe if we get enough people we could have multiple rings?

How does that work? The text goes back to the front after the last participant is done with it and then gets translated through all the languages again? Won't people be influenced by what they thought the text meant before? (Although I guess that doesn't matter...) Sounds like fun. There is the further incentive that one could try to get another lang up to scratch before the text comes round again, and one would have a rough idea of the vocab and grammatical structures needed. Hmm, this sounds better by the minute. Would others be interested in doing this?

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Re: Conlang Relay VI

Post by Lao Kou » 07 Jan 2015 09:05

DesEsseintes wrote:
kanejam wrote:Maybe if we get enough people we could have multiple rings?
How does that work? The text goes back to the front after the last participant is done with it and then gets translated through all the languages again? Won't people be influenced by what they thought the text meant before?
I think it means if enough people sign up, instead of one mongo-ring of, say, forty people (which would be finished, with starts, stalls, and stops, 'round about Bastille Day), it would be broken into two rings of twenty or three rings of thirteen+, running concurrently and yielding two or three different end results for threefold hilarity.
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Re: Conlang Relay VI

Post by DesEsseintes » 07 Jan 2015 11:53

Lao Kou wrote:
DesEsseintes wrote:
kanejam wrote:Maybe if we get enough people we could have multiple rings?
How does that work? The text goes back to the front after the last participant is done with it and then gets translated through all the languages again? Won't people be influenced by what they thought the text meant before?
I think it means if enough people sign up, instead of one mongo-ring of, say, forty people (which would be finished, with starts, stalls, and stops, 'round about Bastille Day), it would be broken into two rings of twenty or three rings of thirteen+, running concurrently and yielding two or three different end results for threefold hilarity.
Oh. *hangs head in disappointment*

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Re: Conlang Relay VI

Post by Fanael » 07 Jan 2015 16:47

DesEsseintes wrote:Will the order of participants be determined randomly?
Probably.

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Re: Conlang Relay VI

Post by fivecountwings » 07 Jan 2015 19:25

*sighs* I wish I had developed a conlang enough to participate...This should be fun to follow though!
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Re: Conlang Relay VI

Post by fivecountwings » 07 Jan 2015 19:25

*sighs* I wish I had developed a conlang enough to participate...This should be fun to follow though!
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Re: Conlang Relay VI

Post by elemtilas » 07 Jan 2015 20:21

fivecountwings wrote:*sighs* I wish I had developed a conlang enough to participate...This should be fun to follow though!
Actually, you've just given voice to the very best excuse for participating in a conlang relay of all! Since no one knows what the text will be, no one really knows whether they have devised their language sufficiently or not to make the job easy. For example, even if you have a detailed phonology and a hundred page reference grammar with all nice little paragraph numbers and a solid grasp of syntax and a 5000 word lexicon: but the text comes through to you as a bawdy limerick -- so, what do you do if you've never even considered how this language (and the culture that uses it!) does poetry? Bawdy poetry? Time to get to work!

Even an advanced conlanger will almost always have to come up with sòmething novel for a translation relay, so you'd be in the same boat as everyone else!
DesEsseintes wrote:I've just been reading through the second CBB Relay thread and it strikes how much more emotional people were there than in later relays. Perhaps I'm reading too much into people's comments, but there seems to have been a lot more impatience and anticipation than in later relays. Perhaps people were more excited about the whole thing as the forum was young? It makes me feel nonsensically nostalgic for the "golden age" of the CBB that must have existed before I joined.
I participated in the very first Conlang relay, which must have been in 1998 or thereabouts, and perhaps a dozen since (I think they must be up to about 24 by now, not including the Reverse Relays and the Script Relay(s)). I think there's something to be said about the excitement of participating in something new, whether it's a new forum or just an idea that's new to an existing forum. By now the very concept of the conlang relay is kind of old hat -- a familiar and cosy old beater, to be sure! -- but I still think they're pretty exciting. If for no other reason than that we get to see the hilarious results at the end, and it's always neat when the conlangers are also conculturers, so we get to witness cross cultural contamination at first hand.

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