of/for ( Language Creation: The International Language Construction Bulletin (working title)
|From:||Roger Mills <romilly@...>|
|Date:||Friday, May 3, 2002, 17:34|
>En réponse à Jan van Steenbergen <ijzeren_jan@...>:
>> This, I think, should be left to the idiom of the conlang in question.
>> In my language, it would definitely be "for", because "of" just
>> sound right.
And in Kash it would be _liri_ 'concerning, about'......
>The problem is that this part of the title will stay in English. Only the
>words: "Language Creation" will be translated. I think it is enough, and Ilike
>every issue to have at least a subtitle in common :)) .
>The only comparable title that comes to mind immediately is IJAL "Intl.
Journal OF American Linguistics". I don't know any any "Journal for...".
usages offhand, so I guess on balance my vote goes for "[language creation,
in conlang]: Intl. Jnl. of Lang. Creation."
In other cases, the of-phrase is an outright possessive: JAMA "Journal OF
the Amer. Medical Assn.", "LANGUAGE: the Journal OF the Ling. Soc. of
America" and many others.
Of course, other languages differ. Zeitschrift für Eingeborenen
Sprachen....., Tijdschrift voor Indische Taal-, Land-, en Volkenkunde.... et