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Daniel's Word of the Day: cryptotypology

From:daniel andreasson <daniel.andreasson@...>
Date:Monday, September 11, 2000, 8:03
The Daniel Word of the Day for September 11 is:

cryptotypology   \KRIP-toe-tie-PAH-luh-gee\   (noun)
     *1 : the conscious breaking of universals; also: the
explorations to find other and unknown linguistic structures
      2 : subgroup of conlanging

Example sentence:
      When Daniel decided that his conlang should be VSO and
postpositional his unliberal non-conlanging friends accused
him of cryptotypology.

Did you know?
      The linguistic subgroup cryptotypology has just recently
begun to be explored and is now known to a few hundred people
mostly found on an obscure community on the internet called The
Conlang Mailing List. The word "cryptotypology" comes from Gr.
"kryptos" meaning "hidden", "concealed", and "typology (of
language)" which is a branch of linguistics which studies the
structural similarities between languages, regardless of their
history. The word also has connotations to "crypto", meaning
"cipher", "code" or "secret language".

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