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Re: Conpunct

From:Carlos Thompson <chlewey@...>
Date:Saturday, December 12, 1998, 16:42
Gregory Gadow wrote:

> I know that Thai is written with no punctuation at all... indeed, with > no spaces at all between words. Most Asian scripts (from what I've > seen) make no use of punctuation, except in modern newspapers and > books where they use punctuation adopted from Western scripts for > added clarity.
Hangkerim language use almost no punctuation in their written form. They= use a little dot between propper nouns and the rest of a clausule and a higher = space between clausules (phrases?)
> Behalf Of James Campbell wrote > (snip) > > <closely related> I sometimes wonder whether any human cultures use a > different semantic structure (i.e. different from the usual Western > comma/period/clause/sentence conventions), as I'm trying to make my > conlang > Rahha bend away from that a bit, but I can't stop thinking that way. > Thoughts?
I decide to call clausules the organizational items. Clausules are for= m by morphemes, some of them are independent morphemes but almost never used isolated. A clausule is something like a phrase which either present a c= ontext or gives information. Some morphemes into a clausule could be a referenc= e to a morphem in a previous clausule. When Hangkerimians dialogue, referencial morphems usually refers to the= respective part of the interlocutor's clausule. Usually books and papers have no titles, chapters, paragraphs or relate= d divisions, they are monolitic texts but a good author will write in a way= that any body could begin reading at the top of any page and would understand = without having read the previous sentences. Newspapers, or any other means of publication with many different artic= les would enclose every individual article in a frame. -- o_o =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D= =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3Dw=3D=3D=3Dw=3D=3D=3D=3D####### Chlewey Thompin ## #### ## ## ## ------------------------------------------------##-## ## ### - =BFPor qu=E9 no? - No tiene sentido. - =BFQu=E9 sentido? El sentido no existe. - El sentido inverso. O el sentido norte. El sentido com=FAn, tal ve= z. O sin sentido, como aqu=ED. (-- Graeville 2)