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----- Original Message -----
From: "Jonathan Chang" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Monday, May 01, 2000 9:50 AM
Subject: Re: Pidgin language(s) question


> In a message dated 2000/05/01 01:39:23 PM:
>
> >> Does any one know of any conlangs that are directly inspired by
> >>> pidgin language(s)?
> >
> Danny/Dawier wrote:
> >
> >I attempted to construct an auxlang based on the six most spoken
languages
> >in the world; it was variously named "Big Six", "Pig", "PigDog", and "P".
> >I'm going to pursue this project again, but not until I got some
background
> >in Esperanto and Lojban first (and probably some Ido, Interlingua,
Volapuek
> >and Loglan as well).
> >
>
>     Interesting mix of auxlangs & natlangs, but I don't see any Pidgins...
=)

The creators of Interglossa, Frater, Glosa, and many other IALs
had some roots in pidgin propensities.

Fictional efforts like NewSpeak, etc. seem to evidence the pidgin
tradition.

The pidgins become creoles remain good models for simplified
language norms. I'd mention:
Chinook Jargon
Tetun (the lingua franca of Timor)
Papiamentu
Sranan
TokPisin (NeoMelanesian)
Motu ("police" Motu)
Haitian (Aytiyan)