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Re: Collaborative conlang - Third time's the charm?

From:Alex Fink <000024@...>
Date:Saturday, October 11, 2008, 2:22
On Fri, 10 Oct 2008 20:44:56 -0400, deinx nxtxr <deinx.nxtxr@...> wrote:

>I've always preferred Loban's gismu list as a jumping of point >because I like the neutrality of it's semantic schema. Why not just >start with Lojban for your jumping off point for grammar and >vocabulary? It's just tough enough to encourage change.
Well, because that misses the minimality, which as I understand it is central to the point. The placeholder language is supposed to be just as few rudiments as are needed to allow meta-discussion of the order of "okay, _pyrzqzyl_ will be our word for foo, and nouns will do bar, and baz will be head-final". Imdeed there are several words (ALEKI and KWADU and such) that I'm surprised are in the placeholder dictionary. Alex


Gary Shannon <fiziwig@...>Prepositions as argument keywords (WAS: Re: Collaborative conlang)