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Hi Sally (& all),
I'm only sort of lurking, skimming the posts. In the meantime, I've been
working on a long-ish translation project.
http://www.terjemar.net/sarahb.php
The page source contains the original tale that I am adapting.
-Sylvia

On Monday 08 November 2004 21:01, Sally Caves wrote:
> Hi, Sylvia!  It's wonderful to see you back!  Good luck on the Ke'len
> revisions!
>
> Sally
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Sylvia Sotomayor" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Monday, November 08, 2004 9:26 PM
> Subject: Book Review & a comment on Kélen
>
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I just finished reading a paperback by John McWhorter called The Power of
> > Babel. In it, he writes about the sheer variety & diversity of language
> > while
> > discussing dialects, language change, dialects, areal linguistics,
> > dialects,
> > pidgins, creoles, semi-creoles, dialects, social distinctions, formality
> > distinctions, written vs oral distinctions, and more about dialects. I
> > liked
> > it a lot.
> >
> > In reading this, my occasional stray thought that Kélen is actually a
> > creole
> > language between human (probably English, or something Western-European)
> > and
> > Terjemar-an (the planet) has solidified into fact. So, I can now begin
> > with
> > figuring out Kélen's antecedents. I'm fairly sure Terjemaran has tones,
> > too.
> > In a couple of years, when I have something solid enough to present
> > <grin>,
> > I'll let you know what it looks like.
> >
> > -Sylvia
> > --
> > Sylvia Sotomayor
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> >
> > Kélen language info can be found at:
> > http://home.netcom.com/~sylvia1/Kelen/kelen.html
> >
> > This post may contain the following:
> > á (a-acute)  é (e-acute)  í (i-acute)
> > ó (o-acute)  ú (u-acute)  ñ (n-tilde)
> >
> > áe ñarra anmárienne cí áe reharra anmárienne lá;

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Sylvia Sotomayor
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Kélen language info can be found at:
http://home.netcom.com/~sylvia1/Kelen/kelen.html

This post may contain the following:
á (a-acute)  é (e-acute)  í (i-acute)
ó (o-acute)  ú (u-acute)  ñ (n-tilde)

áe ñarra anmárienne cí áe reharra anmárienne lá;