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May 12, 2006

La kato estas en la sako *


ดีเยี่ยมและน่าประทับใจ = Tiger Woods is awesome, and other helpful phrases from the Yindii Guide to American Slang

"down with the 'hood’. Ebonics-Japanese phrasebook for sale

Parlari, American Circus Lingo

Pioneering West African composer Julien Jacob sings in his own mysterious, imaginary language, allowing his listeners to interpret his songs in their own way

What’s the new word for "cool"? Wicked? Slammin’? Shiny? Wack? Fetch?

More from AskMefi: I'm 6'8". People are always asking me how tall I am. Instead of telling the truth, what are some witty, non-confrontational responses I might use? "Depends on where you start measuring"

Vesona is a universal language proposed by Dr. Alesha Sivartha, in which the first two or three letters of any word give the general meaning and the added letters specialize these meanings. An elaborate circular diagram shows how Vesona encapsulates all of human knowledge

Verdurian is a language spoken by 55 million imaginary people. The fruitful creativity of Mark Rosenfelder offers background on the history, grammar, and literature of Verdurian, as well as a Language Kit for constructing your own artificial languages

How to say How many flowers are in Pia Zadora's vase? in Esperanto? From Prolific Lo-Fi recording artist Ken Clinger, who records songs in both English & Esperanto

Could a computer language be designed today that would last one hundred years?

The politically incorrect alphabet

Why English is a Silly Language

The Elements of Style

Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius. Jorge Luis Borges dreamed of a language called Ursprache with absolutely no nouns. For example, there's no word for "moon," but there's a verb meaning "to moon" or "to moonate." The sentence "The moon rose above the water" in Ursprache would translate as "Upward behind the onstreaming it mooned."

The hypothetical lost continent of Mu (also known as Lemuria) is said to have been destroyed in a global upheaval tens of thousands of years ago. Unorthodox researcher Col. James Churchward believed he rediscovered Mu's alphabet, comprised of beautiful and intricate glyphs

This is another post that I am “co-blogging”, this time with magician Craig Conley of Strange & Unusual Dictionaries, whose new blog is Abecedarian, and who provided most of today’s links. (Previous posts here.) Thank you, Alex! If other bloggers are interested to share the forum here on any other topic, please contact me for details. . The cat above belongs to Daniel & Rachael Hutchings

Many More Unusual Language Links Here

* The cat is in the bag (In Esperanto)

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Have you tried Polly Glotto yet?

Posted by: Karen at May 12, 2006 12:54:40 PM

i usually use Babelfish -
will check out polyglotto

Posted by: hanan at May 12, 2006 1:02:53 PM

I have heaps of things to do this weekend and now this has given perfect reasons not to do any of it! fascinating post with so many links to follow.... I shall blame you, Hanan, when I have no laundry done and no clothes ironed for work on Monday!

Posted by: Julie at May 12, 2006 2:47:11 PM