26C3 - 26C3 1.15

26th Chaos Communication Congress
Here be dragons

Sai Emrys
Day Day 2 - 2009-12-28
Room Saal2
Start time 18:30
Duration 01:00
ID 3520
Event type Lecture
Track Making
Language used for presentation English

Conlanging 101

I make languages (and you can too)

Learn about the art/craft of language creation ("conlanging"), and participate in making up a new language on the spot.

This presentation is a talk + a workshop.

The talk will cover:

  • why people make languages (aka conlanging)
  • what kinds of conlangs there are, with some notable examples
  • how one goes about making a language
  • audience collaboration to create a language on the spot

The workshop (immediately afterwards, in B04) might be:

  • continuing work on the group language
  • small groups creating their own unique mini-languages w/ guidance
  • extended Q&A
  • something else entirely made up on the fly

You may also be interested in the Lojban workshop, 29 Dec 18:30-20:00, in B04.

Read the paper! It's got a lot of extra info & resources.

Feedback appreciated: http://bit.ly/conlang_talk

See the language we created & read others' feedback on the CCC wiki page!

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