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)