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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.
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Gwerez dah, chee gwaz vaz, ha leal.