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"
>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.