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Re: Conlang books collection on Amazon

From:Jim Henry <jimhenry1973@...>
Date:Friday, February 15, 2008, 13:51
It seems as though there are three categories of books
of interest, which we might want to distinguish instead of
grouping them all into one "conlangs" tag or into one

1. Linguistics books of interest to conlangers (e.g. Describing Morphosyntax)
2. Books about conlangs (e.g. A Gateway to Sindarin)
3. Fiction in which one or more conlangs are used

and really, even,

3a. Fiction about conlangers and conlangs per se:
      e.g. The Languages of Pao
3b. Fiction in which the conlang is a natlang within its fictional world:
     e.g. The Lord of the Rings

What would be a better way of tagging or sub-tagging or
multi-tagging?  Maybe "conlangs + linguistics" for categ. 1,
and "conlangs + science fiction" or "conlangs + fantasy"
for category 3... but that doesn't make the 3a/3b distinction,
which might be more interesting to conlangers than the
usual fantasy/science fiction distinction.

Jim Henry


Sai Emrys <sai@...>