Before it was explained here, I always thought
"engelang" meant something like "a language to be used
by angels". I'm afraid I mixed up some German and
English in a Europanto way. "Engineered language" is
much less poetic, so I feel a little disappointed. But
I of course respect the majority's choice.
--- Christophe Grandsire
<[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> En réponse à Mark P. Line :
> >Wonder why it isn't 'engilang'...
> Please don't go into that. The list has gone over
> the subject of the
> abbreviation for "engineered language" for a long
> time. After I don't
> remember how long, this ended up in a vote on this
> list, and the
> abbreviation "engelang" won. When the voice of the
> majority spoke (IIRC it
> won with a big majority), and the alternatives were
> not better anyway,
> there's no reason to change it.
> Christophe Grandsire.
"High thoughts must have high language." (Aristophanes, Frogs)
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