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of/for ( Language Creation: The International Language Construction Bulletin (working title)

From:Roger Mills <romilly@...>
Date:Friday, May 3, 2002, 17:34
Christophe wrote:

>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 >> wouldn't >> 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 I
>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 al.