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[Medially OT] Architecture and conlanging (was Re: Lighting Some Flames: Towards conlang artistry)

From:Christopher B Wright <faceloran@...>
Date:Thursday, March 14, 2002, 15:44
Christophe Grandsire lanaþán
>How is architecture >considered? Is it an art or a craftmanship?
It depends on how ornate it is. The British treasury building, the Cistine chapel, things like that are art. My house is crafts[wo]manship (my mother designed it). ObConlang (what does that really mean?): I just realized that I use Fampónd, my vampire language, when speaking about more scientific or artistic things. As a language in its infancy, it has great possibilities for science, whereas my other languages are semi-formed. Adding a lot of scientific words would be difficult, unless I borrowed simpler terms from neighboring languages to make complex ones. Hey, that's a good idea. Too bad English already did it to Greek and Latin. , ) (It's a one-eyed emoticon winking.) Chris Wright