Constructed or natural?
|From:||Thomas Nordengen <thomasno@...>|
|Date:||Friday, September 29, 2000, 11:09|
Does anyone know a way to distinguish conlangs from natural ones? I
know of a secret language, but don't know if it's a natural or
conlang. Some people tipped me that conlangers usually can tell by
some 'gut feeling'. I have made a group for it with some grammar and
a few sentences at the melanaq group. Hopefully some of you can help me
with this bizarre problem.
By the way, here's the Melanian translation of the text:
English: Fight linguistic extinction... invent a language!
Melanian: Heqit krakytlame uqy... ixami uqe she!
fight-you extinction linguistic... create language one!