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status of the word 'conlang'

From:And Rosta <a.rosta@...>
Date:Sunday, January 23, 2000, 16:26
> > Daily Digest: > > alt.language.artificial > > Subject: Let's Make a Celtic Conlang > > From: Duke Keenan (
Is _conlang_ now a recognized term for 'conlang' beyond this list? If so, perhaps some FAQ or other should include some info about its etymology. The following would be a start, based only on my recollection and not on contemporaneous documents. From 'conlang', the name of an electronic mailing list devoted to the discussion of invented languages (1991-present). The name of the list was created by John Ross, the first administrator of the Conlang list, as a contraction of _Constructed Languages_, a term used by one of the founder members of the list, Rick Harrison, in preference to the thitherto more usual term _artificial languages_, which tended to be associated specifically with International Auxiliary Languages ('auxlangs', q.v.). corrections/additions/alterations welcome. --And.