Monday, March 10, 2008 -- Literary Language

According to Wikipedia,

"Literary language" is a register of a language that is used in literary writing. This may also include liturgical writing. The difference between literary and non-literary (vernacular) forms is more marked in some languages than in others.

Every field has its own special language, and literature is no exception; certainly, just about every high school or college literature class stresses literary devices, such as imagery, metaphor, and hyperbole.

What the heck is all that? What's a confused student to do?

Well, one could flip through the textbook, but the modern student seems to be more adept with the internet than with the index, so a savvy webmaster could create a dictionary site, specializing in literary language definitions, with this terrific niche generic domain.

I recently picked up this gemmy domain; being a word person, I'm always on the look out for literary domains which may or may not catch the eye of the average domainer. I try to look beyond the Overture numbers and search for the organic properties of a domain name. My budget is limited, and I still feel a bit hesitant to spend thousands on a direct navigation domain that may or may not pan out.

I have already participated in one aftermarket domain that ultimately shot into the stratosphere (and well out of my budget line)--the pressure was almost too much, and my husband nearly passed out at my top bid. He doesn't quite understand what I do.

"Literary Language" does not offer much potential as a direct navigation site (which is probably why the domain deleted), but it does have a Google number of 410,000 and could become popular very quickly, for it could fill a specialized need.

I may or may not sell, although if the price is right.

Within the next few months, I will decide which domains to develop and which to sell on the aftermarket.