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--- On Fri, 7/15/11, Matthew Boutilier <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> i've also always thought it would be cool if (maybe as a
> parallel project or
> something) a whole group could start with one great mutual
> proto-language,
> but then everyone involved evolve the language in a
> different direction (not
> out of natural usage, as you suggest, though). 
> whoever were running this
> project could make one initial split like the centum-satem
> dialects and then
> everyone would sort of pick a side, and individual language
> families could
> follow from there.  it would be pretty exciting in the
> end to compare them
> all and see what's mutually intelligible (if anything).
> 
IIRC that's sort of what was done with Proto Noric in the League of Lost Languages, but I'm afraid it didn't get all that far.......