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Re: How to name the languages of sentient beings?

From:Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>
Date:Thursday, December 1, 2005, 12:42

Jim Henry <jimhenry1973@...> writes:
> 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....)
But maybe "sentients' languages"? **Henrik