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Draseliq is shortening

From:FFlores <fflores@...>
Date:Wednesday, May 12, 1999, 1:08
As someone said in an earlier post (and I=20
agreed later), Drasel=E9q is long. I'm correcting
some of the "long" features in the language now...
Not because length is bad for languages, but
because Drasel=E9q is supposed to be short -- it
is phonetically just a bit restricting, a bit
less restricting than English, I think; and its
development has been one of shortening, assimilation
and re-shortening, syncope, apocope, etc....

The first change is the change of the 3s-past
mark from the cumbersome -=FCaq to a more modest
-aq. More common verbs made irregular and shorter.
Adverbs that become unstressed conjunctions get
mercilessly chopped...

Just thought you should know.

--Pablo Flores