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On Sunday, November 4, 2001, at 01:35 , Kala Tunu wrote:

> Since I (sort of) finished the grammar of my own conlang I have been
> mainly lurking the list and visiting a number of very nice conlang
> websites with enough examples to get a feel of the langs, some of them
> with beautiful maps, drawings, music and songs. I really have a great
> time browsing them and it made me ashamed of my own shabby webpage. So I
> took some time recently to update it with examples and a kind of "teach
> yourself" section which is still under construction. Not fancy enough
> though. It's too bad the real world consumes so much of our time. And I
> don't like Geocities so much. www.geocities.com/kalatunu/index.htm

Don't be ashamed--not everyone has time, and not everyone has the know-how
*and* time to do funky things with stylesheets and javascript and
what-have-you.  (My sister regularly puts me to shame, and then complains
that her server doesn't give her MySQL, to which I can only meep
uncomprehendingly.)

The pronunciation guide gives a lot of "may also be pronounced as," which
leads me to wonder what the *initial* pronunciation is.  I'm guessing they'
re taken from "standard" English pronunciation, but in the case of "c" I'm
not sure whether the "main" pronunciation is [s] or [k] or something else
entirely.  Would it be possible to put up ASCII-IPA equivalents for the
consonants (and also the vowels)?

All in all, I found your grammar/teach-yourself pages quite thorough for a
work in progress, and easy to read.  :-)  This is a conlang I wouldn't
mind picking up in my free time, if indeed I ever have free time again.
<wry g>

One non-conlang-related reservation I have is that the grammar page
renders (for me--I'm using the Opera beta for Mac OS X, I'll have to check
it on some other browsers and Windows, etc.) with forest-green headers and
some olive green text on a sky-blue background, which I find slightly hard
on my eyes.  Perhaps changing it to dark blue like the rest of the text
might make it easier to read.  Either that, or you might consider changing
the background to white, which is (again) easier for most people to read.

Yoon Ha Lee [[log in to unmask]]
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