Hvetshrenulogy is the science that studies Hvetshrenu, the Hvetshran language. In a broader sense of the word, it also studies Khujmül and the language acquisition of the Hvetshran species in general.
In the last decade, a group of hvetshrenulogists make a distinction between hvetshrenulogy and Hvetshran linguistics. This is a trend set in motion by Mark J. Holly with his book Hvetshran Linguistics Explained (2002), in which he explains that hvetshrenulogists often study either Hvetshrenu, or everything that is both Hvetshran- and language-related.
Hvetshranologists did not bother to study the Hvetshran language at first, because it does not have a writing system and therefore leaves no written sources. Later, it was studied as a part of hvetshranology, to only become a separate study by the late nineteenth century.
Field of studyEdit
All or nearly all hvetshrenulogists study the following,
- Hvetshrenu language – vocabulary, grammar, syntax, ... – and the learning process hereof.
- (in lesser extension) the influence of this language on the Hvetshran culture and society.
In the broader sense of the word, hvetshrenulogy also includes,
- the study of Khujmül language.
- acquisition of human languages – mostly English, Slovakian and Polish.
- acquisition of human body language – sign language and otherwise.
- interaction of Hvetshrenu, Khujmül and human languages