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Re: hoaxlangs

From:Padraic Brown <pbrown@...>
Date:Saturday, June 17, 2000, 19:13
On Sun, 18 Jun 2000, Jim Grossmann wrote:

>Hi, all, > >Here's an issue I came in late on. > >What's a 'hoaxlang'? What are some good examples?
A language created for any hoaxative purpose. Possibilities include a conlang made to defraud the linguistic or archaeological sciences; or just to have fun. Examples of the former may or may not include various monumental stones found in the Americas purported to have been left behind by Vikings, Phoenicians, Jews, Romans, etc. An excellent example of the latter is Europanto. This can be found by searching for "Europanto" in nay search engine. It's pretty clever, and more or less understandable. Padraic.
> >Jim >