2012/12/4 Sai <[log in to unmask]>: Nice summary! > (Personally, I bet "no". I would argue that vocabulary, once created, > is an externally true fact about the world; the language simply > *exists* at that point, and anyone gets to describe or use it if t hey > want. That's how I see it either. Once the language is a language, nobody should be able to avoid any use of it. I guess that Zamenhof wouldn't be entirely happy with how Esperanto have been used in some fiction stories. People could think that there is something absurd about my conlang and to write a story to satirize it, and it would be very natural IMO. Once one told me that I was creating an "absolutist" language, as the words were too well-defined, so letting little space to deixis.