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"Conlang" and "Artlang" in German

From:Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>
Date:Wednesday, January 21, 2009, 1:40

Jörg Rhiemeier writes:
> On Tue, 20 Jan 2009 13:56:23 +0100, Henrik Theiling wrote: >>... >> In German, I avoid the problem by using the English terms -- they are >> specialised vocab. > > Where is your language aesthetics? While I am not generally > hostile to borrowings, I think it is better to use a German > word than to use an unnecessary anglicism which many people > probably won't understand.
Hehe. My esthetics have to rest when I talk about Conlangs in German. The lack of proper technical terms is a fact, and the people to whom I do talk in German about Conlangs are not many, so there is no real basis for the creation of and agreement on German terms. So -- I'm following this thread hoping I'll have something next time I happen to talk about my hobby in German. **Henrik


Chris Wright <dhasenan@...>