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Re: "art", "Art" & anti-Art (was Re: conlangs as art (was: Re: Wikipedia:Verifiability - Mailing lists as sources

From:Jim Henry <jimhenry1973@...>
Date:Thursday, February 28, 2008, 16:03
On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 5:42 AM, John Vertical <johnvertical@...> wrote:

> IMO, a dadalang ought to also sound Inherently Funny to some degree, not > just kitchensinky or weird. However, things go subjectiv here so I'll go off > on a tangent: this reminds me of an idea I had for a loglang - a phoneme > inventory where no two phonemes share a feature - aside from the über-wide > ones like "coronal" or "voiced". The latest version was something like this: > /tS_> t mb N f R\ j l` h/
I did something similar with the first draft version of my phonologically redundant conlang: every pair of phonemes differ by at least two distinctive features. Before long I decided the result was too cacaphonous to work with, and I backed off in the next version to having no two morphemes be minimal pairs.
> So, yet another tangent:, does anyone have words for "conlang" and similar > non-natlinguistic concepts *in* their conlang(s)?
gjâ-krĭ constructed language krĭ-gjâ-zô to conlang câŋ-gjâ experimental linguistics (engelanging, basically - in contrast to {ljâw-gjâ}, standard observational linguistics) krĭ-gjâ-pja conlanger krĭ-gjâ-tla conlanger who gets paid for conlanging gjâ-krĭ-ʝrâ engelang, auxlang; non-naturalistic conlang gjâ-krĭ ķy-tan naturalistic artlang pĭw gjâ-ʝǒ-hôw translation relay game -- Jim Henry