Theiling Online    Sitemap    Conlang Mailing List HQ   

Re: How to name the languages of sentient beings?

From:Jim Henry <jimhenry1973@...>
Date:Thursday, December 1, 2005, 3:17
On 11/30/05, Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...> wrote:
> What's a good word for the set of languages, nat and con, that are meant > for communication between sentient beings -- i.e. excluding computer > programming languages, data modelling languages, and so on, but including > languages for aliens, and unusually smart hamsters, and what-have-you? > > "Human" languages is wrong, as is "natural". I'm rather at a loss.
Maybe "people languages"? Or "sophont languages"? ("Sentient languages" doesn't quite work, though it suggests an interesting story idea....) -- Jim Henry ...Mind the gmail Reply-to: field


Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>