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Constructed natlangs (Re: Pronounlessly)

From:Orjan Johansen <oerjan@...>
Date:Friday, February 12, 1999, 14:40
On Thu, 11 Feb 1999, Kristian Jensen wrote:

> I'm not sure if I remember correctly, but there is suppose to be a > dispute as to whether this secret Lardil language is in fact a > natural language. Some call it a language game (or constructed > language) played (or constructed) by men in the Lardil tribe. The > pronoun system isn't the only thing that is unusual. It has clicks > in its phonology, which is quite unique for an Australian language > (or any language outside Africa for that matter).
This leaves one to wonder: maybe the clicks in African languages once started as a language game as well? For that matter, maybe all languages have conlang elements. Greetings, =D8rjan, recently returned from vacation.