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This is the first public test-version of a faq for this maling-list.

I'd like comments on the format and more entries.

Future version will be sorted, and probably divided into sections;
furthermore, questions that can be answered better elsewhere (like "what
is ergative?") might be moved or removed. A web-version is in the works.

                            Draft, Conlang-L FAQ
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There are currently 38 questions with answers

conlanger
    one who conlangs

artlanger
    one who conlangs

auxlanger
    one who auxlangs

Tolkien's secret vice
the secret vice
the vice
    making languages

lexicon
vocabulary
    the set of words in a language

a priori language
    the words are not derived from any natlang or well-established conlang

a posteriori language
    the words are derived, recognizable or not, from an already existing
    language; like all romance-langs and most auxlangs

IAL
    International Auxiliary Language, synonymous with auxlang

idist
idoist
    speaker/user/missionary of Ido

esperantist
    speaker/user/missionary of Esperanto

lojbanist
    speaker/user/missionary of Lojban

conculture
    constructed culture

AFMC
AFMCL
    As For My ConLang

agulunulating
    funny misspelling of 'agglutinating'#who used this one first? Can't
    remember

1s
    1st person singular pronoun, I

2s
    2nd person singular pronoun, you

3s
    2nd person singular pronoun, he, she, it

1d
    1st person dual pronoun, I and you, we two

2d
    2nd person dual pronoun, you two

3d
    2nd person dual pronoun, they two

1p
    1st person plural pronoun, we

2p
    2nd person plural pronoun, you, y'all

3p
    2nd person plural pronoun, they

artlang
    art language, artistic language, artificial language

loglan
loglang
    logical language, like Loglan or Lojban

modlang
    model language, synonymous with conlang

romance-lang
    natlang, like French, or conlang derived from latin or other
    romance-lang, for instance Brithenig and its ilk

conlang
    constructed language, to construct languages

natlang
    natural language, not constructed language

tolklang
    language made by J.R.R. Tolkien

alien
non-human language
    language designed to be non-human, often impossible to learn for human
    beings. Often associated with a conculture of aliens.

esperantophone
    speaker/user, but not missionary of Esperanto

FWIW
    For What Is Worth

AFAIK
    As Far As I Know

LOL
    Laughing Out Loud, Lots Of Laughter

ObConlang
    Obligatory Conlang, sometimes added to an off-topic message to end it
    with some conlang information, so that it doesn't look *that much*
    off-topic

YANC
YANCL
    Yet Another New Conlang

Linguistic term X is not in the faq
    This is supposed to be a faq for the conlang list, and not a generic
    dictionary of linguistic terms. See "Are there any online dictionaries
    of linguistic terms?" and "Are there any printed dictionaries of
    linguistic terms?" (To be added.)
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