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Re: cases

From:Jim Hopkins <espero9@...>
Date:Sunday, September 10, 2000, 22:27
Hello Mario,

Like many others on the List I am not a trained linguist.  As to the question
as to how many cases a language should have, I feel that it is entirely a
questions of taste.  Among the worlds languages many use no cases at all and
others have many. My constructed languge "Druni" has nine cases.  I
experimented with more but found that too ungainly and so retained only the
ones I liked.

The same holds true with verb forms and the shapre and sounds of individual
words.  I did what I found pleasing and just kept refining the language until
I was happy with the overall effect.

"Miarayaru u ida bashit latsagese halanis disuyava."  (I hope that answered
your question somewhat."

Sabutovo Drunay,
Greeting from Drun
Jim H