Fourth Linguifex Relay/1

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The Fourth Linguifex Relay is an upcoming conlang relay, a game of conlingual telephone, on Linguifex. Succeeding the Lhut Hâsha Mâle relay, starting in Cwengâr, the fourth one will be written by IlL in his language Wiobian.


The game is similar to Chinese whispers. The procedure is simple: you will receive a conlang text, a whisper or torch, from the previous seat with an interlinear/gloss which you are to translate into your own conlang and add information so that the next person can decipher it and make a new translation. You will have 48 hours from the time of having received the whisper to prepare a translation of it into your conlang, gloss it and then send it to the next person in the chain. You are free to include either a glossary and grammar notes or an interlinear (or both!). The choice is up to you, but it is always recommended to at least add an interlinear.

In the event that you fail to whisper within your allotted 48 hours, the turn will skip your seat and go to the next participant.

The starting date will be determined after "enough" players have signed up. Everyone is welcome to partake, but for reasons of convenience, an account on Linguifex is required (as the posting of the material will be on talk pages and such). Every person is restricted to one entry, but the choice of conlang is up to them. In the case that two people chose the same language, a first-come first-served basis will be adopted (unless, say the language creator chooses to join in).


The signup started 27 October 2014, and the relay began on 14:35, 8 July 2015 (CEST).


The final seat will be a retranslation into the source conlang, as well as the first translation into English. In conjunction, the original text will be published in English.


Once you've received the conlang text with glosses and all, you create a page called "Fourth Linguifex Relay/X", where X is your language. Translate and gloss the text into your conlang (try to include an interlinear gloss), and check the Seats list on this page: Take a look who's next after you and go to their talk page and create a new topic called "Fourth Linguifex Relay"; and link the page where you keep your translation.