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 1 Twentington, Sat, 2nd Jun '12 1:14:13 PM from Somewhere Relationship Status: Desperate
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Re Lex doesn't seem tropeworthy. There are only 3 examples, few inbounds, and it seems redundant.
Windmill, windmill for the land / Is everybody in?

Merge with Con Lang, I think. It's The Same but More Specific; it might merit a separate article for a wiki more focused on linguistics.

This is actually mentioned on the con lang page as one of the subtypes. I can see the merit in making con lang a super trope and expanding out the other types into subtropes, though.
Lord of Castamere
This page countains too few examples, but I like the article. It should stay and receive help instead of cutting.
Instead, I have learned a horrible truth of existence...some stories have no meaning.
This trope is essentially a Cypher Language as applied to words rather than to characters.

It's very clearly a trope of its own. It can be merged into Cypher Language, but that would necessitate an expansion of the definition there, which I'm not sure is the best course of action.

The definition of the first Con Lang type is pretty much what this is. I wonder if examples from there can be moved here, which I think would be more appropriate. I don't think Cypher Language differs more from the regular Con Lang than this do.

edited 2nd Jun '12 8:57:08 PM by Feather7603

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 6 Spark 9, Sun, 3rd Jun '12 5:11:19 AM from Castle Wulfenbach Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Gentleman Troper!
Yeah, we already have this. Let's merge it. Also, Con Lang is an established real-world term and Re Lex is not.
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Re Lex might not be a term but "relexification" most certainly is.

I support going through the Con Lang list and finding examples that fit this. I suspect most Con Langs, if not this, are at least an Indo-European Alien Language.
Should we change the name to the actual term?

That wouldn't solve the small inbounds/wicks problem, although I suppose it would help with findability.

I'll go through the example list for Con Lang and Indo-European Alien Language tomorrow.
I think a rename to relexification would work. Con Lang really should be a supertrope with the other types split into their own pages as well.
 11 ccoa, Tue, 7th Aug '12 9:13:49 AM from the Sleeping Giant
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Clocking due to lack of activity.
Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
I'm still pushing for a rename to the real term.
 13 ccoa, Tue, 7th Aug '12 10:10:42 AM from the Sleeping Giant
Ravenous Sophovore
I'd say run through YKTTW under the pre-existing name.
Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
World's Toughest Milkman
Unless someone wants to step up and volunteer to run a YKTTW, I think merging with Con Lang is the best solution. Note that this won't prevent someone in the future from going to YKTTW with the idea, but keeping this thread open indefinitely on the off-chance that someone will volunteer seems pointless.
"Existential Despair" is an oxymoron.
The description seems OK to me.
World's Toughest Milkman
[up]That's not the problem. Three examples and no hope of growth is the problem. We're a fiction site, not a linguistics site.
"Existential Despair" is an oxymoron.
 17 lu 127, Mon, 10th Sep '12 4:37:20 AM from the Capital of Light Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
Renewing the clock. If no one interested in working on this steps up until then, I'm locking it.
I completely forgot about this. sad

As much as I love linguistics, this is a fiction site. I wouldn't mind merging with one of its supertropes. It could be merged with Indo-European Alien Language or Con Lang, depending on how everyone else feels.
World's Toughest Milkman
[up]The concept can be mentioned on both pages. The seem to understand the concept well enough to judge where they'd fit best. That only leaves the question of what do with the page itself? Cut or redirect? I think a redirect to Con Lang is probably the most straightforward solution. People may search for the short-hand term.
"Existential Despair" is an oxymoron.
Well, redirects are free. And we might make one just for Relexification too.
World's Toughest Milkman
Sounds like a plan. Since nobody has offered even a hint of an objection to any of this, I think you're probably good to go.
"Existential Despair" is an oxymoron.
 22 lu 127, Wed, 19th Sep '12 3:27:33 AM from the Capital of Light Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
Well, did you go for it?
Just did it. The Artemis Fowl and Skyrim examples went under Indo-European Alien Language and the Inherintance Cycle example went under Con Lang (where there already was a (nattery) entry, so I merged them).
 24 lu 127, Thu, 20th Sep '12 1:25:29 PM from the Capital of Light Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
Nicely done then.
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