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Re: Poll by Email No. 11

From:Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>
Date:Monday, May 20, 2002, 16:43
Daniel Andreasson wrote:
>John Cowan wrote: > > > It's typically applied to a conlang (usually an auxlang) based > > on the source of the vocabulary: drawn from natlangs (a posteriori) > > or not (a priori). > >Um. I consider my Cein to be a posteriori and it's a daughter >lang to Quenya. So you might say that if the vocab is drawn >from _any_ specific lang (be it con or nat), then it's a posteriori. >
We-ell, the significant distinction is surely that it's based on something you'ven't made yourself? Since by the definition you suggest, a conlang designed as the daughter of an a priori language by the same conlanger would also be a posteriori, which I don't think we want. Andreas _________________________________________________________________ Chat with friends online, try MSN Messenger: