I like your idea very much. It would take much longer because one has to =
learn the other language, but it is interesting (especially if new words =
have to be invented!)


>>> Paul Bennett <[log in to unmask]> 11/02 12:08  >>>
I'm probably premature on this one (as the current torch is still hurtling
around), but I just had a wierd idea for the next relay.

How about, instead of "Person A sends Language A to Person B.  Person B =
Language B to Person C, etc", we try a relay where the idea is to =
translate from
you lang into the lang of the next person, ie: "Person A sends Language B =
Person B.  Person B sends Language C to Person C, etc".  (obviously Person =
X is
the "inventor" of Language X).

Does anyone think that's a do-able idea?  Is there enough available info =
on each
lang?  Would we need to precede it with a phase of "Person C sends Grammar =
Roots C to Person B, Person B sends Grammar & Roots B to Person A, etc."?

A very ambitious undertaking, I fear.

Even worse, how about assigning the members in random order, and the =
to be used in a different random order?

I think the results (and the commenting and discussion afterwards) could =
absolutely fascinating!



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