Re: Picto & Dil
|From:||John Quijada <jq_ithkuil@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, April 20, 2005, 1:41|
Henrik Theiling wrote:
...(The number system was really the only part of Ithkuil that I found a
bit immature -- the rest was estonishing, of course, because it is so very
I appreciate the compliment, Henrik, especially coming from so discerning
a conlanger, not to mention the author of the admirable Qthyn|gai (sp.? -
I'm going on memory here). As for Ithkuil's number system, I will
certainly take a close look at it when I go to revise the language (won't
be for a few years probably, as I'm currently busy writing a novel).
However, I have to admit I just don't have the aesthetic problem you do
regarding the use of incremental number bases. While the Tyl Sjok system
does seem elegant in terms of "symmetry", I wonder regarding ease of
intuitiveness/comprehension on the part of speakers....