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Offline waive15

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Offline Forbes

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Re: Anglish (if you catch my drift)
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2020, 11:38:21 AM »
All "languages" are man-made (the names of the "architects" are forgotten; "natural" "languages" are no more "natural" (different) than the "artificial" ones (including programming "languages")).

Yes and no. It comes down to what you mean by "natural" and a question of degree.

You can start by making a broad distinction between conscious and unconscious development. Unwritten languages change over time without significant conscious input from their speakers. Once a language is written changes can be consciously introduced. Most, if not all, written languages have some degree of artificiality. The changes can involve borrowings, calques, innovations and deliberate archaising. The next step along the continuum is where a standard is deliberately created by an individual or committee by combining two or more dialects to produce a new variety not previously spoken by anyone. Finally, there are completely made-up languages.

Anglish cannot be taken seriously.

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Re: Anglish
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2020, 04:12:50 PM »
H, Forbes,

I agree. I oversimplified.