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@wmconnect.com <MorphemeAddict@...>
>> 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
'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:
> 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
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 :)
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