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.