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Re: semantics question

From:Jörg Rhiemeier <joerg_rhiemeier@...>
Date:Monday, July 14, 2003, 19:47
Rob Haden <magwich78@...> writes:

> On Fri, 11 Jul 2003 07:26:19 -0500, Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...> > wrote: > > >What's '(Ryan 2000)'? > > I was listing Patrick C. Ryan, from whose 'Proto-Language' I am deriving > OurTongue, as the source for the momentary vs. durative distinction. The > specific source is: > VerbalInflection.htm.
You can of course do what you want in your conlang, but be aware of the fact that that Mr. Ryan is, as has been pointed out already by Tom Wier, considered a crackpot even by most of those who are open-minded towards long-range comparisons. And his "Proto-Language" is not even a good conlang from the naturalist standpoint - it just doesn't look like a plausible human language. Jörg.