When beginning a project as large as a conlang, it is important to set out your goals before hand, especially if it is a group/crowd activity.
Before we continue discussing specifics, we need to establish and preserve our goals and intentions for H8Speech at a high level. There have already been several disagreements about specifics that stem from a disagreement about what our general goal are/should be.
This thread is for discussing and coming to a general agreement on what those goals should be.
I have identified the topics below as ones needing discussion. I think we should hold off discussing any more specifics until we have at least these sorted out, but there may be more we need to discuss.
>In broadly, is the goal of H8speech to make a language that is reflective of 8chan's culture and cultural perception, or one that can be adopted and used by people on 8chan? These may not necessarily be exclusive to one another (at least not all the time), but I believe one needs to be defined as a primary goal, because it appears that they are conflicting as things are now. Both may be deemed equally important, or both important to in different ammounts, and if so that will have a strong effect on how specifics are planned.
>If being reflective of 8chan is considered to be important to any extent, what does that entail? There seems to be agreement that a perception of harshness is important, but there is little agreement about anything else. Are barriers to entry inherent to being reflective of 8chan? Are complexity, irregularity, difficulty, and/or incomprehensibility important to being reflective of 8chan? Is being different and alien an integral part of 8chan? Are specific emotions or ideas like hatred or politics inherent to 8chan?
>To what degree should we use opportunities to make jokes or be offensive in the language, that is, to weave memes into it? Does this take precedence over being reflective of 8chan or being easily adoptable?
>Evoking real languages and cultures is a powerful tool for giving a conlang a certain flavor. To what degree should H8speech draw from real world langauges in order to evoke them, and which ones (if any)? For example the phonologPost too long. Click here to view the full text.