> Is participation or least, observation by an utter newbie agreeable? It > sounds like a really interesting thing to do, but currently I only > understand about 10% of what is going on so, I don't know how much useful > input I would provide. :) That's basically my response, too. I'd love to participate in this, but I have very little experience with concultures and sound changes. Whenever I try to derive a conlang from a proto-lang, I end up with a set of arbitrary changes that somehow don't seem "real" to me.