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Re: Draseliq is shortening

From:Raymond A. Brown <raybrown@...>
Date:Wednesday, May 12, 1999, 5:05
At 10:08 pm -0300 11/5/99, FFlores wrote:
>As someone said in an earlier post (and I >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.
Thanks! Is this a change from Classical Drasel=E9q to early Middle Drasel=E9q :) Good luck with it! Ray.