Thursday, January 31, 2008

A State of The Language Address

It's been a while since I updated this blog, and just about as long since I did any real work on Teliya Nevashi. Things are settling down now that 2008 is well underway, so I am going to be devoting a fair amount of time every week to this language and related conculture, as well as a little side language project I am trying to get off the ground. I have quite a bit of time on the weekends that I could use for conlanging, so you can expect to see more regular updates from now on.

Today I updated my template here and added a creative commons license, which I want to clarify right here-- it applies to the Teliya Nevashi language background materials (grammar, vocabulary, any orthography that crops up) specifically. Any composition or speech *in* Teliya Nevashi belongs entirely to the author, for whatever purpose. (That is to say, I am staking some claim on the language, but not on original thoughts expressed through the medium of the language.) Anyway, the license I chose is pretty open (for non-commercial use)-- feel free to tweak, improve or remix and share what you find here (with attribution for the original work) under similar licensing. I did this because the topic of conlang ownership and use has come up a few times on the CONLANG list, and I thought I would be explicit about the material presented here. I'd been thinking about it for a while, but just got around to it today.

I mean to make the entire existing Teliya Nevashi vocabulary available in the next couple of days. I've got some side projects related to the world of Ianea stewing on a sideburner too, which I'd like to get on the Net and linked here.

Stay tuned for "2008: A Conlang Odyssey"!