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Forums are cheap, I think I will put one up- Learn Any New Language

English has a lexical gap for a word that covers languages from Esperanto to Klingon to Elvish to Lojban and the numerous others, I’m going to provisionally use “new language”. The word “conlang” more and more seems to mean just … Continue reading

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Noodling with an idea for a website

Personally, I like to study languages more than to create them. I like the fake languages because they tend to be smaller. Tolkien said somewhere conlanging is a hobby that requires more than a lifetime, so not surprisingly, most conlangs … Continue reading

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Forum Hacks

The combination of phpBB and letting users add non-text crap to a page has created some of the most breathtakingly ugly, MySpace-like websites ever created. I don’t like avatars, signatures or gratuitous images on forums. And I don’t like the … Continue reading

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