Almost precisely one year after the last relay XIV launched.
For beginners, a conlang relay is an event where you receive a text from another person in their conlang, together with a relevant vocabulary list and the language's grammar. You then translate this text to English (or your native language), and then into your own conlang. You will then pass on the text in your conlang to the next person, together with a relevant vocabulary list and your language's grammar.
In short, what you need to do to participate is, in order:
- Translate the text you received to English
- Translate the English text into your conlang
- Write a quick grammar write-up of your conlang with relevant information for the text (hint: a concise, clear list with only relevant points is always better than your full 79-pages reference grammar!)
- Write a vocabulary list for the text
- Send the text in your conlang, the grammar write-up, and the vocabulary list to the next person in the list
- Send the text in your conlang and the English version of the text to me (the organizer)
- Write a reply in this thread to inform everyone that you have passed the relay torch.
Turnaround time per person is 72 hours. It's a soft time limit, and it's absolutely not a problem if life gets in the way of handing it over in time - but please try not to stretch it too excessively. A week (thereby including at least one full weekend) should be a very reasonable time to finish your task. If you can already foresee that you have an extremely stressful time ahead right when your turn is about to come - we all have these times, and they suck - kindly give a heads-up in time and we can shift you further back in the queue.
Tips and tricks from the last relay:
I'll plan with one ring for now, but if we have a lot of participants I'll switch it to two independent rings.TIPS & TRICKS
If you cannot for the life of you find a word from the text in the lexicon you've been given, don't hesitate to message your predecessor. No-one is infallible and we forget random words all the time. :)
Once you have translated your given text into English, consider doing a quick rewrite to smooth over any awkward phrasings or non sequiturs. Not only will this improve the coherency of your English translation and make it easier to render in your language (and later to decipher!), but it will also help the process of Chinese Whispers along!
And don't forget the most important rule of all: Have fun!
Iyionaku (Yélian) --> Kiwikami
Kiwikami (Alál) --> Lorik
Lorik (Лохдан) --> Reyzadren
Reyzadren (griuskant) --> VaptuantaDoi
VaptuantaDoi (Ai) --> Üdj
Üdj (Näzyuva) -> Sevly
Sevly (Zevy) --> qwed117
qwed117 (Hlaitype Language) --> Jackk
Jackk (Boral) --> Man in Space
Man in Space (CT) --> loglorn
loglorn (lqk) --> anonymous123
anonymous123 (Ngigu) --> acipencer
acipencer (Selekain) --> Mándinrùh
Mándinrùh (Atili) --> TitusFlavius
TitusFlavius (unknown) --> Iyionaku