"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
> are, or are supposed to be, public, objective, and verifiable, as
> to artlangs where the criteria are private and interior. In the
> run, this is a distinction without a difference -- there is no such
> as private art -- but to the creator it makes substantial
> 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.
"hey hey! ho ho! this orange peel has got to go!"