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On Wed, Jun 24, 2009 at 10:47 PM, Gary Shannon <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Interesting. But it seems to me that a more readable scenario would be
> something like the story of a couple of exo-linguists on expedition to a
> distant planet deciphering the language of a lost civilization. That way
> their discoveries about the language would have a plausible reason for
> being
> introduced into the story. And perhaps by the end of the novel the reader
> might be able to read and write an elementary version of the language of
> the
> lost civilization of planet Caliphus delta 3.
>
> --gary
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And tying that into a discussion on AUXLANG about ways to introduce children
to linguistic concepts and basic language training before they embark on 2L
classes, it could be a children's story. Maybe a bit too advanced for
6-year-olds, but it sounds right up the alley of an 11-year-old. Hmmm.....