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Re: conlangs as art (was: Re: Wikipedia:Verifiability - Mailing lists as sour...

Date:Friday, February 29, 2008, 19:28
Someone recently mentioned how much Quenya and Galadriel's Song meant to him.
 I wish to point out that a work *in* a conlang has a different artistic
merit from that of the conlang itself.  They should not be confused.
I think the artistic merit of a conlang is given in its phonetics, lexicon,
morphology, syntax, and semantics.  These are hard (if not impossible) to
appreciate from a short text, even a poem, in the language.

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Jim Henry <jimhenry1973@...>