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"Conlang" according to Webster

From:John Cowan <cowan@...>
Date:Tuesday, October 19, 1999, 21:45
Typing "conlang" into the search screen at
(the Merriam-Webster online dictionary) comes up with three
candidates:  "Ch'ien-Lung", "cymling", and (bizarrely) "zoom lens".

Who is "Ch'ien-Lung" (pinyin Jian-Lung)?  Emperor of China 1736-96,
of course.  And what is a "cymling"?  A type of squash also known
as a "pattypan".  Of course.


John Cowan                         
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