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On Aug 14, 2012, at 1:51 PM, Basilius wrote:

> On Tue, 14 Aug 2012 10:21:19 -0700, Shreyas Sampat wrote:
> 
>> I don't know whether anyone still remembers the Arda project?
> 
> I do. I even recall that the Yahoo! Group was called Ardalang. But I can't find it online anymore, because Yahoo sucks. 
> 
>> It was a community-driven language family activity. I believe Aidan
>> Grey provided the protolanguage sketch that we worked from. 
> 
> Yes.

I had no idea. I think I always assumed that group was Tolkienish.

> 
>> My own
>> Seinundjé is an early branch from that root. (I can't find my files
>> right now! They are on some other compy)
> 
> I remember it!
> 
> When the group was still online, I tried to log in and save the backups of everything in the files section... just to find out that my account was hacked by some teen. Because Yahoo sucks.
> 
> BTW, was it the first collaborative diachronic project ever?
> 
> There've been a few thereafter, but only Akana seems to stay alive. Lots of families for Alisa: http://akana.conlang.org/wiki/Languages_of_Akana .
> 
> On the other hand, most of personal projects seem to be language families these days. Can people point to a few of the best documented ones?

The Akana one originating on the ZBB is a big one.