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Re: LUNATIC again
On Mon, 9 Nov 1998, Nik Taylor wrote:
> But how can a linguist study a conlang? It's artificial. No matter how
> realistic it is, how can it be an object of scientific study, at least
> by linguists? Studying conlangs (except *possibly* those created as
> experiments) doesn't tell you anything about natural languages.
I'm trying to think of a reply to this statement in regards to how
linguists might study Brithenig - possibly as a study of applied theory to
an a posteriori Romance language - but I think I have to be tentative in
suggesting that. Undoubtedly Brithenig is artificial but I would like to
think that it has verisimilitude as far as I can create it. People have
already begun studies on Tolkien and Okrand.
Andrew Smith, Intheologus firstname.lastname@example.org
Life is short, so am I!
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