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On Sat, May 28, 2011 at 4:15 PM, Padraic Brown <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> --- On Fri, 5/27/11, R A Brown <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> We know that language changes over the years -- anyone can read Beowulf
> and Ancrene Wisse and Trolius and Criseyde and Hamlet and Pride and
> Prejudice and Red October and can see the change first hand. What is this
> change if not the subtle strokes and careful adjustments of a whole race
> of conlangers? Not acting as individual artists but as communal builders
> and renovators of an ever new mode of speech?
>
> I think that to be a conlanger one much deliberately create the new
language or part thereof. The unthinking use of language by most speakers
doesn't make them conlangers.

stevo