Re: Joseph Smith the Conlanger?
|From:||Chris Bates <chris.maths_student@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, March 15, 2005, 18:02|
> or 2) an unofficial script invented for a natlang that already has a
How do you define official? No one own's a language except possibly the
sum of all its speakers, so I can't see how any script can be official
or unofficial since there isn't an organization with the right to bless
it. Even the various language academies set up by governments don't own
the language, all they do is attempt and fail to impose central control.
I would define a conscript as any script invented by one or a small
number of people rather than a script which evolved through the use of a
large number of people, whether that script is intended for a natlang or
not, and whether that natlang already has a script or not. So basically
I agree with the previously suggested definition.