Re: Online Moten Dictionary
- On Fri, Mar 8, 2013 at 5:09 PM, Christophe Grandsire-Koevoets <
>It could be useful to other conlangers whose orthographies are not set in
> But I don't understand why we're having this discussion. I am *not* going
> to change Moten's orthography. I was just musing about the time when I
> considered to do so. That time is past, and no argument is going to make me
> change my mind on that.
> On 8 March 2013 18:26, George Corley <gacorley@...> wrote:This is only the scenario where optimizing for Google would be important,
> > Someone knows the word, but not what language it comes from, either
> > it was posted somewhere with insufficient information, or they are
> > remembering the word but not where they saw it last.
> That's an awfully specific scenario to change an entire orthography for.
and it could become quite a common one if you conlang were to become
popular for some reason. Seeing as yours is not one of the conlangs riding
along the back of a popular book/TV/movie franchise, that's still unlikely.
There could be other arguments to be made. Readers will have no idea what
the pipe means without reading a pronunciation guide (the only natlang use
I can think of is the dental click, which will of course be vanishingly
rare). Again, I don't care if you change your orthography, but this could
be something for other conlangers to think about.