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:
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