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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
well elaborated.)

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....

--John Q.