Re: What is a conlang? (Was: Re: Has anyone made a real conlang?)
|From:||Jan van Steenbergen <ijzeren_jan@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, April 23, 2003, 13:55|
--- H. S. Teoh skrzypszy:
> Having said that, I consider conlangs as being subdivided into two main
> categories, as I've already briefly touched on in my (more tongue-in-cheek
> than upset) response to Andrew. These are the auxlangs, which are intended
> for use as an international vehicle of communication, etc., and the
> artlangs, which are created just for artistic purposes with no intent to
> be widely used by real people.
As you write, we don't need to cover all cases. But if you add the category of
lablangs (experimental languages, engineered languages, etc.), then the picture
will be much more complete already, and with so little effort...
A very good text, by the way.
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