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--- On Sat, 1/10/09, Alex Fink <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Of the various modes and flavours of collaborative conlang
> projects I've
> seen I have a particular weakness for the diachronic style:
> i.e. the
> initiator creates an ancestral language, and other
> participants choose one
> of the extant langs in the project and derive a daughter.  

...

Posted 11 NOV 2006:

(NOTE: The database is still intact, but I would need to upload the scripts since those were not uploaded last time I changed servers.)


Subject:	Explore the Anglosic Family of languages
From:	Gary Shannon 
Reply-To:	Constructed Languages List 
Date:	Sat, 11 Nov 2006 15:51:43 -0800
Content-Type:	text/plain

Never satisfied with a single conlang, I have, so far today, created 11 new
languages, each a member of a family tree of languages I call the Anglosic
Languages.

Now here's the fun part. You can go to my interactive web site and in about 15
or 20 minutes create a whole language and add it to the Anglosic Family Tree of
languages. You see, each language inherits all of the grammar and lexicon of
the parent language with the exception of whatever mutations you wish to
introduce into your own new language. You can pick any language in the existing
family tree to be the parent language of your new creation.  Then, after
choosing what your mutation(s) will be you simply translate a given short piece
of text (A very short Hans Christain Anderson story) from the parent language
you picked, incorporating the mutations you have invented, producing the corpus
of a whole new language.

Your new creation will be entered into the database and given its rightful
place in the family tree of Anglosic languages. If you don't like the way any
of the existing branches of the family tree are growing, start at the root and
create your own new sub-family by supplying a mutation, or a handful of
mutations to the root language.

It's kind of a goofy idea, but where else can you go to create a whole conlang
in less than an hour?

Try it out, just for fun. http://fiziwig.com/anglosic/...(link broken. Can be fixed if anyone is interested)

(See also: <http://listserv.brown.edu/archives/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind0611B&L=CONLANG&P=R3337>)

--gary