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

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Monday, May 13, 2002, 2:51
On Sun, 12 May 2002 21:35:57 -0400 John Cowan <jcowan@...>
> > What's the etymology of 'engelang'? It's a bit more obscure than > the other terms.
> "Engineered language". In an engelang, the criteria for > suitability > are, or are supposed to be, public, objective, and verifiable, as > opposed > to artlangs where the criteria are private and interior. In the > long > run, this is a distinction without a difference -- there is no such > thing > as private art -- but to the creator it makes substantial > difference. > John Cowan <jcowan@...>
- How come it's "engelang" and not "englang"? I like the three-letter prefix, to be parallel with CONlang, ARTlang, AUXlang, LOGlang, etc. -Stephen (Steg) "hey hey! ho ho! this orange peel has got to go!"


Lars Henrik Mathiesen <thorinn@...>