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.
=D8rjan, recently returned from vacation.