Monday, 13 December 2010

Conlang Relay coming up

A conlang relay is being organised for next month. I'm looking forward to it.

A relay, for those of you who aren't aware, is a game where we take turns translating a passage of text from one conlang to another, passing it on with the grammar and vocabulary necessary for the next person to translate it. Each participant has a 48 hour time window to work in. Sometimes we don't quite understand what a previous participant has written and mistranslate it. Sometimes, a bit of the text can't be translated literally from one language to the next, meaning we have to adapt it. Between these two mechanisms, the text can end up completely different to what it started up as.

As usual, I'll be entering with Khangaþyagon and iljena.