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Re: "Eng(e)langs" (was: Conlang labels (was: Futurese, Chinese, Hz of NatLangs, etc.) )

From:Lars Henrik Mathiesen <thorinn@...>
Date:Monday, May 13, 2002, 9:50
> Date: Sun, 12 May 2002 22:48:32 -0400 > From: Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...> > > How come it's "engelang" and not "englang"? I like the three-letter > prefix, to be parallel with CONlang, ARTlang, AUXlang, LOGlang, etc.
Well, engineered has /EndZ-/. Englang would tend to get /EN-/ (besides being visually close to England). But it puzzles me why it isn't engilang. -nge- occurs with several different pronunciations --- singer, stronger, angel --- but -ngi- is much less ambiguous. All moot if people prefer lablang, however. Lars Mathiesen (U of Copenhagen CS Dep) <thorinn@...> (Humour NOT marked)


And Rosta <a-rosta@...>On the term 'engelang'