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The hello world or possibly the lorem ipsum of conlanging, the Babel Text is a sort of all-purpose beginner's practice text for translation into a new language.

The text--Genesis 11:1-9--refers to the building of the Tower of Babel, and the subsequent scattering of mankind into many tribes and tongues. Thus it is a rather fitting exercise for the hobbyist creating new languages.

An archive of translated Babel Texts is available at <http://www.langmaker.com/babel/babel.htm>.

I'll probably post my own Hadwan Babel Text on this node, if I ever get it finished.

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