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- Sai

On Wed, Sep 17, 2014 at 8:58 AM, James Kane <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I am also interested, this sounds like a great idea!
>
> I think it makes sense to be able to use whichever medium to make the conscript as some people can make beautiful fonts on a computer and others (like myself despite trying) can't.
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> It also makes sense to figure which medium the actual con people are using, as writing on clay and writing on palm leaves would produce different results.
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> James
>
>> On 16/09/2014, at 11:49 pm, Alex Fink <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>
>> Several of the most interestingly complicated natscripts have the
>> quirks they do because they were taken over from another language for
>> which they were less quirky.  This is a factor almost entirely missing
>> from the world of conscripts, as far as I've seen; the complications I
>> have seen in conscripts are rather consequences of internal evolution,
>> either sound change or graphic change.
>>
>> So, how about a relay where what's passed along is a conscript?  You
>> receive a script, which you have to adapt to a conlang of yours (or a
>> natlang? or a sketch made up on the spur of the moment?) the way
>> bilinguals only literate in your predecessor's language+script might
>> realistically do.  You are then free to make evolutionary changes --
>> graphic changes, disambiguations, sound changes, reshaping to better
>> fit your (morpho)phonology in the large or the small, etc. -- after
>> which you pass the new script along to the next player.  This should
>> allow for lots of interesting quirks to build up.
>>
>> Anyone interested, have ideas for improvements, etc.?
>>
>> (If we did start one I reckon it'd be best to run it like the first
>> conlang relay: announce onlist when you're done your turn, and whoever
>> responds first gets the next turn.  For one since I really have no
>> idea how long this takes, for two 'cause we don't have to worry about
>> avoiding following someone you've followed before.)
>>
>> Alex