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artlangs as engelangs (was: Re: =LCC2: Meeting our Community

From:And Rosta <and.rosta@...>
Date:Thursday, July 19, 2007, 22:40
andrew, On 18/07/2007 04:54:
> I did wonder, at one point, if the definition of an artlang is > essentially an engineered language with a subjective set of aesthetics > as its criteria. But that's just silly!
It must be possible in principle for some artlangy design criteria that are in some sense 'subjective' to nevertheless be explicit and 'objectively' assessable (where 'objective' means at least 'subject to intersubjective agreement); and in such a case the conlang could be viewed as an engelang. But it would seem perverse -- contrary to the spirit of art -- to assess a work of art in terms of how successfully it achieves its stated goals. --And.


Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>