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