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personal taste in conlanging (was Re: S7 grammar in a nutshell (long))

From:Jörg Rhiemeier <joerg_rhiemeier@...>
Date:Thursday, March 25, 2004, 21:38

On Thu, 25 Mar 2004 01:42:16 -0000,
And Rosta <a.rosta@...> wrote:

> [lotsa stuff snipped] > > Personal taste is not to my personal taste... (At least not in > nonnaturalistic conlangs.) > > [lotsa stuff snipped]
It is of course a matter of, well, personal taste whether personal taste in conlanging is a good thing or not. It of course depends on the nature of the conlang project in question. Certainly, personal taste has to stand back behind more rational criteria in an auxlang or an engelang (say, an intermediate language for automatic translation), while it naturally plays a more important role in an artlang - but even there, it depends on the project. I let my personal taste roam quite freely in Albic, for example; in Germanech, my decisions are guided by the basic idea of the project, namely a Romance language that has undergone the sound changes of German. Greetings, Jörg.