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Re: LUNATIC again

From:Andrew Smith <hobbit@...>
Date:Tuesday, November 10, 1998, 0:24
On Mon, 9 Nov 1998, Nik Taylor wrote:

> But how can a linguist study a conlang? It's artificial. No matter how > realistic it is, how can it be an object of scientific study, at least > by linguists? Studying conlangs (except *possibly* those created as > experiments) doesn't tell you anything about natural languages. >
I'm trying to think of a reply to this statement in regards to how linguists might study Brithenig - possibly as a study of applied theory to an a posteriori Romance language - but I think I have to be tentative in suggesting that. Undoubtedly Brithenig is artificial but I would like to think that it has verisimilitude as far as I can create it. People have already begun studies on Tolkien and Okrand. - andrew. Andrew Smith, Intheologus Life is short, so am I! -----BEGIN GEEK CODE BLOCK----- Version: 3.1 GL d+ s-:+ a32 C+ UL P? L E? W++ N+ o-- K- w O M+ V PS++ PE- Y+ PGP- t+* 5+ X- R tv b+++ DI+ D-- G e++ h- !r y- ------END GEEK CODE BLOCK------