Archive for July, 2009

[Vlog] Gripping language snake and mouse story translation

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DRnXASa1VM

Transcription: 3a23a e 5'45e 35a24a a 5'35; e 45'i 24o 25a25i; è 25i25i 24o 25'25o e; e 25'a25ó e; a 25'a25ó 35'o 3a23a 35'e; e e a a

Translation - http://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0AbqrbUJbrkeOZGRiOGJ4NWNfMTA5Z2pqcnZ3MnQ
Grammar - http://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0AbqrbUJbrkeOZGRiOGJ4NWNfOTVneDU0OGtkZg&hl=en
Vocab - http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0AjmetJxi-p0VcC1yN0VlcnhfbkVJQ0stNnVuME55R1E&hl=en

Original CONLANG translation thread, by Herman Miller: http://listserv.brown.edu/archives/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind0906d&L=conlang&T=0&O=D&P=26349

[Vlog] Gripping language snake and mouse story translation

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DRnXASa1VM

Transcription: 3a23a e 5'45e 35a24a a 5'35; e 45'i 24o 25a25i; è 25i25i 24o 25'25o e; e 25'a25ó e; a 25'a25ó 35'o 3a23a 35'e; e e a a

Translation - http://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0AbqrbUJbrkeOZGRiOGJ4NWNfMTA5Z2pqcnZ3MnQ
Grammar - http://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0AbqrbUJbrkeOZGRiOGJ4NWNfOTVneDU0OGtkZg&hl=en
Vocab - http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0AjmetJxi-p0VcC1yN0VlcnhfbkVJQ0stNnVuME55R1E&hl=en

Original CONLANG translation thread, by Herman Miller: http://listserv.brown.edu/archives/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind0906d&L=conlang&T=0&O=D&P=26349

Need to do updates

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009
I have created some additional vocabulary on paper that needs to make it into the lexicon spreadsheet. I have some grammar that's evolved that needs to be described. I am promising myself to do all that on Thursday.

I have also been working a little bit on ea-luna, as well. I'm reconstructing it from what I can find and what's in the notebook. The grammar was never written down beyond sets of sample sentences showing the solutions to problems I encountered. There's a pretty set formula for sentences (that is also mirrored in clauses within sentences), so it's not really difficult to learn. It's either made simpler or made far more complicated, depending on your point of view, by all the things that can potentially be omitted if the speaker believes they are reasonably obvious from the context. Not to mention the things that are usually omitted!

Anyway, in the midst of all of this, I've been giving some thought to my methods, what has worked and what hasn't worked so well for me. My efforts may be changing a bit as I move toward producing more language-in-use rather than spending too much time producing more desciption of how it should work in theory.

Toorcamp

Monday, July 6th, 2009
First off, for those of you looking me up, here're my slides:

http://s3.amazonaws.com/saizai-public/toor_tcpa.pdf
http://s3.amazonaws.com/saizai-public/toor_meditation.pdf
http://conlang.org/toorcamp.pdf

In sum:
* awesomeness was had
* dust devil almost maimed me
* talks went well
* lots of cool people (if you're one of said people, please IM/email me so we can continue our conversation)
* excellent atmosphere
* way too hot and dry for my taste
* nuclear silos are 'holy fuck' cool
* should've brought sandals
* very ad-hoc planning &c
* Levitate pissing off a whole bunch of hackers and hacker friends is probably going to cause some problems for them

Currently on the road on the way out - another 12h or so to go before getting home, writing this off laptop on a tethered G1. And I'm tired and hungry, so the details will have to wait for later.