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Re: artlangs/auxlangs/engelangs (was Re: LCC2: Meeting our Community)

From:R A Brown <ray@...>
Date:Thursday, July 19, 2007, 15:48
Philip Newton wrote:
> On 7/19/07, <MorphemeAddict@...> > wrote: > >> Still another possibility is "planlang". > > Though note that the German "Plansprache" is used, as far as I know, > synonymously with "conlang" = constructed language (the umbrella > term).
'Planned languages' has been used that way in English, tho the term Conlang is now far more common. "planlang" surely suggests a shortening of 'planned languages' and would this be ambiguous. ------------------------------------ Jörg Rhiemeier wrote: [snip] > > Yes. _Plansprache_ means 'constructed language'; however, it is often > understood to mean 'auxlang'. Yep - that seems to be so in English among those use the term 'planned languages.' I think 'engelang' has become quite established now, and any proposed replacement will simply cause confusion. I think it's best left as it is despite the varying pronunciations due to the vagaries of English spelling, no doubt - tho I think our German friends have had interference from German spelling also :) -- Ray ================================== ================================== Nid rhy hen neb i ddysgu. There's none too old to learn. [WELSH PROVERB]