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.