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LINGUIST List 23.1056

Fri Mar 02 2012

Chapter One: In Which Our Lingual Legends Discover a Problem and Ask for Directions

Editor for this issue: Anna Belew <annalinguistlist.org>

Date: 02-Mar-2012
From: LINGUIST List <linguistlinguistlist.org>
Subject: An Introduction to Our Introduction
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What is one of the best activities for a Friday? Did you say
pun-filled 'choose your own adventure' stories fantastically
portraying linguistics?

Of course you did!

Fortunately for you, the LINGQUEST saga begins today! This first
installment of our very special story can now be read on the Fund
Drive website. Curious to know what on earth it includes? Here's a
teaser from our first text:

"Our story begins in the articulatory setting of Panglossia,
specifically in the Morpheme Mountains above the Data Mines of Mora.
Affixed here polysynthetically is the Metafortress, home of the
Illocutionary Force. This universally accepted band of heroes' sole
purpose is to make Panglossia the best of all possible worlds.
Usually, this involves tasks like maintaining vowel harmony and
deconstructing language barriers. However, little do they know of the
significant and irregular developments which await them..."

But wait, there's more! To read the full first chapter and discover
what is in store for our heroes, visit:

http://linguistlist.org/fund-drive/2012/chapter-one.cfm


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