[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.)