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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 33
03-10-2010, 07:15 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Matt_Dravis
FYI:

-mathematics is a made-up language
-English is a made-up language
-C++ is a made-up language

What is a language? It is a collection of words (vocabulary) with a set of rules (syntax, grammar) for using those words.

(yada yada yaday)
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While the above are languages, only English falls in to the scope in which Klingon would be placed.

The other two "languages" are not used in the same manner that English and in theory Klingon would be.

I will not explain to you why C++ and Mathmatics are not in the same scope as Englsh, that should be pretty prevelent.

The difference between a real language of communication and a fake is the use, almost nobody uses Klingon in daily activities; you walk into the grocery store and tell the clerk in Klingon what you want you will probably get slapped in the face.

Just like Ancient Babylonian, nobody speaks it anymore; and it is a real langauge that did exist.

Regarding Elvish, again it is not used in any form of commerce or in daily life by anyone. It is just a made up bunch of words.

lan·guage   /ˈlæŋgwɪdʒ/ Show Spelled[lang-gwij]
–noun
1.a body of words and the systems for their use common to a people who are of the same community or nation, the same geographical area, or the same cultural tradition: the two languages of Belgium; a Bantu language; the French language; the Yiddish language.