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Re: Babelcode SourceScript as a conlang

From:Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Date:Thursday, December 18, 2003, 19:48
On Tue, Dec 16, 2003 at 08:14:02AM -0800, Gary Shannon wrote:
> > > An interesting language for authoring works that can > be accurately translated into any natlang (or conlang) > by computer.
An interesting project, but founded on faulty assumptions, IMHO. I don't think meaning can be removed from its home language and distilled into a linguistically neutral form; at least, not the meaning of any non-trivial text. I don't think the myriad examples of different translators producing different results given the same source material and target language are a case of all but one of them "getting it wrong", for instance. -Mark