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liyaá łí', fellow conlangers!

You haven't seen me here very much since I've been busy, but I wanted to stop by and let you all know of a group I'm trying to start. It began on Tumblr and I'm trying to get as many interested conlangers at possible. It's a group called "east coast conlangers / ECC" (sounds ganglike, right? xD).

This began because the Conlang Society is based out of California and has much of its membership from the west coast. There're very few conlangers that I know of on the east coast (of the US). I live in NYC and attend college at NYU, so I'm trying to get an event planned for a lot of conlangers to come together somewhere in or near NYC. This can also be somewhere like Philadelphia or Washington, D.C. if the demand is there.

I have some links below, but if you want to be part of discussion with other conlangers and planning an event for this group, send me an ask (you don't need to sign up) on my Tumblr or a note on deviantART with your Skype username and I can add you to the ECC skype group!

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What Would ECC Do?
#east coast conlangers

Please leave questions below, but no guarantees about how fast I'll respond. :saddummy:

Happy conlanging!
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I invite all members of this group to join my Conlanging Skype Group, "Conlangers of Skype". Send messages there for me to see your usernames and put you into the group.
mcmisher Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:( I feel sad. The outline I made hasn't been used. Ah well. Maybe it will in the future.
Rajalyoko23 Mar 29, 2014  Student General Artist
Anyone want to join us?
Artaxes2 Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist
Perhaps I am willing.
Rajalyoko23 Mar 31, 2014  Student General Artist
Join us on facebook!
ReyJJJ Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So, um...
what are Conlangers?
Artaxes2 Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist
We are language constructors, my dear ! #1
nerdliterature Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for accepting my pieces. This is such a creative group. Keep inspired everyone!
kessir Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Could someone help me with the terms a priori and a posteriori a bit? I've encountered it in this group a few times and researched it.

So a prirori is a language not based on any other existing language and a posteriori is a language that does base on an existing language, did I get that much correct?
Is the "based on" part dependent on the creators view, i mean only based/not based on real, earthly, natural languages, or is it something in the view of the worldcreational part, so one language i make up is based on another i make up, pretty much like Tolkiens elvish languages and dialects?
Hmm... that's a good question. The definitions I'm familiar with only seem to distinguish between existing and non-existing languages, making no reference to whether they're natural or constructed. Myself, I've always assumed that they meant existing natural languages. Even if you create and entire language family, you will have to come up with wholly new words in your earliest attested member of that family and as such can use your imagination as you see fit. With an a posteriori language, say you make a future version of Spanish for a sci-fi scenario, you will have to derive new words from existing natural languages, which puts a significant limit on your creative freedom as opposed to a priori ones, as you can't just come up with new words any more. Personally, I think it's safe to say that as long as you create a language not based on any existing natural language, then it's a priori, whether or not your reusing material from an earlier language you've created.
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