Which is what I suggested - half in jest - should be done with all the "conlangs" made by various musicians and left completely undocumented by their creators. ;) Wesley Parish On Wed, 28 Dec 2005 16:41, Jim Henry wrote: > On 12/27/05, Gary Shannon <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > > Therefore conlangs should not be "designed", they > > should be "used into existence." Their "grammar" > > should never be discussed, but only demonstrated with > > a catalog of exemplars (exceptions, all). Their > > phonology should never be analyzed, but only produced > > in real time, as needed, with assorted mouth noises. > > Their lexicon must never be planned, but only > > documented AFTER the fact. They should be taught by > > example only, not by enumeration of so-called "rules" > > which don't really exist anyway. > > A while ago there was a collaborative conlang project > which consisted of various conlangers contributing > sentences to a corpus, and making speculative > analyses of the grammar and lexicon based upon > the corpus. I can't recall the name, however, and can't > seem to find the right search terms to find it. > > -- > Jim Henry > http://www.pobox.com/~jimhenry -- Clinersterton beademung, with all of love - RIP James Blish ----- Mau e ki, he aha te mea nui? You ask, what is the most important thing? Maku e ki, he tangata, he tangata, he tangata. I reply, it is people, it is people, it is people.