Am 22.03.02, Andreas Johansson yscrifef: > In a recurrent thread on the Elfling mailing list, people have argued > whether Tolkien's languages are fictional in the sense that, say, the story > of the Silmarillion is fictional. > > My opinion is that they're obviously not, whereas others have argued > eloquently and at length that they are. What's the consensus on Conlang? I would say they are not. Consider them as transdimensionally imported cultural artifacts. I could make a Star Trek uniform or an Anian gong just as easily: these objects would not be fictional, because they have real existence; though they would still derive from a fictional place. Padraic. -- Gwerez dah, chee gwaz vaz, ha leal.