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We're really happy to be able to support +Britton Watkins and his husband in this fantastic endeavour!
 
+Conlanging: The Documentaryconlangingfilm.com/about, is a feature length documentary film about conlangers worldwide, made by +Britton Watkins  (a conlanger!) and his husband +Josh Feldman . Their previous work includes the film +sennition.

The LCS is pleased to announce, conlang.org/conlanging-film, that we are supporting the film with:
a) a direct contribution of $1000,
b) up to $2,000 more in 1:1 matching grants for LCS members’ contributions to the film’s Indiegogo fundraiser*, indiegogo.com/projects/conlanging-documentary-film; and
c) 10 high-quality conlang flags, to be offered as perks.

* Anyone who is an LCS member at any time between July 11 and August 15, 2016 qualifies for the matching grant — even if you join after you made your contribution. (Once the fundraiser is finished, contributors will be sent information on how to claim the match.)

The film will be screened in full at the next LCC, for in person attendees. We also hope to have Britton there, presenting a talk about the journey of the film’s production and other highlights specially for conlangers.

If you have not contributed to the documentary fundraiser yet, please consider doing so. This is going to be a very important and high quality movie, which could not be in more capable hands. And any contribution you make, however small, will effectively be doubled through our grant. The fundraiser perks are very nice as well. :-)

If you would like to participate in the movie, you still have until August 15: conlangingfilm.com/mysubmission/
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+Jason Koebler (of +VICE / +Motherboard) interviewed me, +qurgh lungqIj, & Sarah Jeong about the +Language Creation Society's amicus brief in +Paramount Pictures v. +Star Trek Axanar.

More press (including interviews w/ +David Peterson, +Christophe Grandsire-Koevoets, +George Corley, & +Marc Randazza) @ http://conlang.org/axanar/#press
Radio Motherboard takes on copyright vs Klingon, a decidedly terrestrial battle.
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Well, I'm biased too, being the President of the Language Creation Society and all that, but I still agree heartily with +Sai​ 😜👍.
 
If you haven't yet, do read the +Language Creation Society's amicus brief in +Paramount Pictures v. +Star Trek Axanar on #Klingon  copyright. Yes, I'm biased (I helped make it happen), but it legitimately is the funniest serious legal brief I have ever read. See http://conlang.org/axanar for background (& extensive press coverage).
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At the least, I think it's true that most US IP lawyers are going to read this. ;-)
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Good article. I like the comparison made between Okrand and Peterson, with Okrand as a set-builder while Peterson is more like an architect. I think it fits very well my personal point of view on the matter.
 
New article about David Peterson, creator of (among many others) Dothraki and High Valyrian.
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As usual, I've written a column for this newsletter. Don't hesitate to go and read it! :)
 
The latest issue of the Language Creation Tribune has been published! Please go and have a look at it!
Language Creation Tribune. Issue 8. February 2016. A word from our President. Welcome to the 8th edition of the Language Creation Tribune. Wow! I can't believe I've been President for two years now! (And no one is plotting my demise as far as my spies have been able to ascertain, ...
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New Conlang Job Opportunity! Two language sketches and associated orthographies for a tabletop RPG game!
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I particularly like 21:12 & 1:51:00. :-)

But seriously, watch the whole thing. It's a very good discussion by +TWiT  w/ our lawyer, +Marc Randazza on the Klingon case as well as 1st Amendment & privacy issues.
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The LCS has filed an amicus brief in Paramount v. Axanar, opposing Paramount’s claim to copyright in the Klingon language. Full details, including the legal brief (which is well worth reading), are at http://conlang.org/axanar/
Press contact: press@nullconlang.org. April 28, 2016: Yesterday, the Language Creation Society filed an amicus brief (and exhibits) in Paramount v. Axanar, to oppose Paramount's claim of owning a copyright in the Klingon language. Axanar is a planned feature film set within the Star Trek ...
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Fifth Lexember Month: for Something Completely Different, a Month of Haotyétpi Words
First, let me apologise for leaving this blog to languish for so long. It's not that I haven't been active (anyone who follows my Tumblr blog knows that's not the case). Rather, I haven't been very active with the things I usually share on this blog, in par...
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This is highly unusual of me, but in order to honour the legendary artist we just lost, I decided to create a word in Haotyétpi based on his name. That word is:

powí [po̞ˈʋiˑ], transitive verb: "to sing, to chant, to tell (a myth or tale), to worship (a god or spirit)"

Bowie's talent could never be summed up in a noun, so I made it a verb.
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I'm French, living in the Netherlands with my husband. A language geek and a conlanger, I find linguistics fascinating, although in my daily life I'm an engineer. I'm a voracious reader, but you will also find me often watching Japanese anime and live-action series. I write, and you can find the results of my writing on my blog. I am also the current President of the Language Creation Society. And last but not least, I'm the proud owner of the sweetest dog in the world!
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