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Misolrela is a Solresol community created by Garrison Osteen in 2011.[1] It is a Google Group created for "reviving the language through the assimilation of as many interested people as possible and by making information more easily available and standardized".[2] Misolrela is best known for hosting Garrison's efforts on his English translation of several Solresol dictionaries.[3][4] The discussions leading up to the creation of Sidosi also took place in Misolrela.[5]


The initial idea for Misolrela came after the posting of the PDF of Langue musicale universelle on the Solresol Facebook group in 2010. A member of the Facebook group was said to be working on an English-translation spreadsheet of the dictionary.[6] However, a year later, no progress had been posted, so Garrison inquired if work was still being done on it.[7] That member replied, saying that they gave up, and encouraging Garrison to continue his effort.[8] He also stated, "Solresol really needs its own site/forums, instead of being a homeless language on the net".[9]

On June 15, 2011, Misolrela was created with its first post, a link to Garrison's in-progress spreadsheet.[1] Then, on August 1, Garrison posted a link to Misolrela in the Solresol Facebook group, sparking an increase in activity, including several linguistic discussions about Solresol.[10]

A week after the post on Facebook, Dan Parson posted an idea for a Solresol translator,[11] which grew to include a list of Solresol resources.[12] After multiple posts suggesting the idea of a hosted forum system,[13][14] Dan set up a forum system and created Sidosi, essentially the successor to Misolrela.[15]


  1. 1.0 1.1 https://groups.google.com/d/msg/Misolrela/u3ep-N1htxo/Hl5BL2SRQxAJ
  2. https://groups.google.com/forum/#!aboutgroup/misolrela
  3. https://groups.google.com/d/msg/Misolrela/7yTFXKJKBFA/xPsrz55RRCgJ
  4. https://groups.google.com/d/msg/Misolrela/7yTFXKJKBFA/J33jG6jypXUJ
  5. https://groups.google.com/d/msg/Misolrela/Gr5Bo8H5Xt8/p37ZpC_qV2oJ
  6. https://www.facebook.com/groups/solresol/permalink/10150576113423643/?comment_id=10150576113638643
  7. https://www.facebook.com/groups/solresol/permalink/10150576113423643/?comment_id=10150576113653643
  8. https://www.facebook.com/groups/solresol/permalink/10150576113423643/?comment_id=10150576113663643
  9. https://www.facebook.com/groups/solresol/permalink/10150576113423643/?comment_id=10150576113698643
  10. https://www.facebook.com/groups/solresol/permalink/10150576113408643/
  11. https://groups.google.com/d/msg/Misolrela/OJgcpv3os-I/NIGhOKlHjx4J
  12. https://groups.google.com/d/msg/Misolrela/OJgcpv3os-I/qXt-Fzy9lrgJ
  13. https://groups.google.com/d/msg/Misolrela/OJgcpv3os-I/kE7xpX47DiAJ
  14. https://groups.google.com/d/msg/Misolrela/OJgcpv3os-I/n2b2Tb6M57gJ
  15. https://groups.google.com/d/msg/Misolrela/_22JaudEcsY/CUwLTI5MRrEJ

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