Doug Ewell doug at
Mon Jan 16 20:14:55 CET 2012

Michael Everson <everson at evertype dot com> wrote:

> Sounds like "Anglish" is... a prose style, not a language or dialect.

"Anglish" is like "Europanto", except instead of throwing in vocabulary
from other languages to facilitate communication with non-English
speakers, Anglish throws in made-up, "pure" Anglo-Saxon words in place
of Latin- or Greek-derived words, to... well, I'm not sure exactly why.
Devotees can probably explain why this is desirable.

Like Europanto, each speaker of Anglish will devise his own vocabulary
and mixture, perhaps on the spur of the moment. It may depend on the
target audience or be more random than that. There won't be a standard
dictionary or exemplar text. The question is whether it constitutes a
"well-recognized variation", as BCP 47 puts it.

Doug Ewell | Thornton, Colorado, USA | @DougEwell ­

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