--- On Fri, 5/27/11, R A Brown <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> BTW - when I read Tolkien's "A Secret Vice", scanning in
> vain for _glossopoeia_, I found he did use the term
> _art-language_ more than once - and that was way back in the
> early 1930s.  Knowing the influence Tolkien has had on
> the conlanging community and on artlangers in particular, I
> ask myself whether _artlang_ was originally coined from
> Tolkien's "art-language" rather than, as is generally
> claimed, from 'artistic language'?

It could be an unconscious recoinage. How old is the modern usage and what
were the circumstances surrounding it? If it had anything to do with the
split between auxlang and conlang, then perhaps Tolkien's influence can
be discounted.


> -- Ray