status of the word 'conlang'
|From:||And Rosta <a.rosta@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, January 23, 2000, 16:26|
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> > Subject: Let's Make a Celtic Conlang
> > From: Duke Keenan (email@example.com)
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