Now that's coincidentally interesting! Only today I started writing a self-teach book on Senjecas. I'm using my Berlitz Russian grammar. I thought I wouldn't be able to use it (the languages are a bit different!), but so far it's going well. I'm not using all the dialog of the chapters, just enough to illustrate the topic at hand. I'm surprised at how well I'm getting the points of grammar into the chapters. Charlie ----- Original Message ----- From: Tony Harris <[log in to unmask]> To: [log in to unmask] Sent: Tue, 20 May 2014 22:57:27 -0400 (EDT) Subject: Re: Call for More Lessons! I've actually begun to do a set of Alurhsa lessons patterned closely after the "Berlitz Self-Teacher" books (I have the Russian, Hebrew, Italian, French, and Portuguese ones from the set, and they are very nearly identical other than pointing out different elements of each language in the lessons). My problem is, I worry about copyright violation if I make the lessons broadly available. They're really intended for just a few good friends who've expressed an interest. I don't have a lot of them done at this point, lessons 1 and 2 and half of lesson 3 so far, although my goal is to get at least up through lesson 5 before end of June. So, not sure I have something really sharable, at least publicly, unfortunately. :( On 05/20/2014 09:59 PM, Puey McCleary wrote: > Now that I've taken a look at Sandic and Taruven, it seems that the only > other conlang out there that has at least one lesson that I can take is > Teonaht. So, right now I'm shouting out the call for more lessons, > especially from languages that are either lesser known or which don't yet > have any lessons written for them. > > The conlangs whose languages I've examined are (in no particular order): > Volapük, Klingon, Tsolyáni, Borg, Láadan, Verdurian, Neo-Quenya, Taruven, > Kamakawi, & > gja-zym-byn. It doesn't matter to me whether the language is an auxlang, a > fairylang, or a wacky quirklang. They're all wonderful to me. (Though I > love Esperanto, I won't be looking at any Esperanto lessons for this > exercise, since there is already a pluperfect plethora of such things.) > > For those who don't think that they have time to write a full lesson or > two, I would direct one to the Linguistics Challenge puzzles below. They > are short and sweet, and I'd love to do similar puzzles in conlangs. > Perhaps it wouldn't be too difficult for some of us to write similar > puzzles about our own languages, and I bet a lot of us wouldn't mind trying > our hands on conlangy puzzles: > > http://lingclub.mycpanel.princeton.edu/challenge/puzzles.php > > So if any more lessons come about, just let me know! I'll keep the light > on for you.