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Re: LUNATIC again

From:Herman Miller <hmiller@...>
Date:Sunday, November 8, 1998, 5:38
On Sat, 7 Nov 1998 13:31:03 -0500, Sally Caves <scaves@...>

>I have made myself unclear by mixing my terms up. I'm sorry. I really >prefer to see "conlang" as a term that can be further divided into >artlangs and auxlangs. I believe that that was the original sense in >which it was used. What I do is make a model language, a *fictional* >language as you suggest below. You are doing something else. All of us >are "conlanging." The term "conlang," however, has acquired the meaning >at least on this listserv of one of its subsets, "artlang." From now on >I'll use "artlang" to mean what I do to distinguish what you do. Except >that Lojban is not really an auxiliary language. I forgot. A third >category is needed. But whatever that is, it's not exactly a >ficlang/artlang or what have you.
"Experimental language" is what I call languages of that sort, although I don't know how it ought to be abbreviated (exlang? explang?). But in my usage, I'd include all of these under the overall category of conlangs.