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Re: [Conlangs-Conf] Name?

From:Yahya Abdal-Aziz <yahya@...>
Date:Friday, February 24, 2006, 7:26
Hi Sai and others,

On Thu, 23 Feb 2006, Sai Emrys wrote:
> > Hello all - > > This is a pretty short request: suggestions for a better name for the
> > What I've been using so far is "First Language Creation Conference", > which is a bit misleading in that it's only the first in the last > century or so (AFAIK), and not terribly clever. Can you think of > something better to use as the public name (for, e.g., flyers, > banners, the program, etc.)?
------------------------------ John Schlembach answered:
> What else? LangCon.
"Ph.D." replied:
> Or "ConLangCon"
John Schlembach riposted:
> Well "LangCon" was meant to be something of an inside > joke since it was a stroke of luck that "con" would > stand for something else (convention/conference) > than "constructed."
------------------------------ Sai, I was going to say I hope you avoid making it sound like a "SciFiCon"; now I'm doubly convinced! :-) You see, you could be awfully clever and come up with something like "ConLangers Confer I" - then miss your target audience (apart from diehards on this list). Whereas if you called it something simple, direct and meaningful like, um, "First Language Creation Conference" ;-), then people tripping over it anywhere would know exactly what you meant. Would that be a bad thing? And what proof is there that this is _not_ the FIRST EVER conference devoted to the Arcane Arts and Sciences of Conlanging? So proudly claim your due! :-) Regards, Yahya -- No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG Free Edition. Version: 7.1.375 / Virus Database: 268.0.0/268 - Release Date: 23/2/06


Sai Emrys <sai@...>