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....)
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