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Re: Of of

From:Peter Bleackley <peter.bleackley@...>
Date:Monday, April 3, 2006, 8:21
staving Sally Caves:
>Actually, I think that's cool! Sally > >----- Original Message ----- From: "Peter Bleackley" ><Peter.Bleackley@...> >To: <CONLANG@...> >Sent: Tuesday, March 28, 2006 4:27 AM >Subject: Of of > > >>Consider a language where the genitive construction is of the form >>PARTICLE POSSESSOR POSSESSED >>so, for example, "The King's horse" would be (using English glosses) >>of King horse. >>Now, suppose we want to say "The King's knight's horse". The logical >>extension of the paradigm is >>of of King knight horse. >>This seems somewhat inelegant. What do natlangs (or conlangs for that >>matter) with similar syntax do?
A little background to this - at some point I'm thinking of translating a lengthy text (most probably Tam Lin) into a isolating conlang. I will then use a computer program to automatically fuse together the most commonly occurring pairs of words, thus gradually increasing the synthesis index, and producing a family of related conlangs, all with the same phonology, syntax and underlying vocabulary, but differing synthesis indices. I'm planning to go from synthesis index 1 up to 8 in steps of 0.5. Pete