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Re: New Conlanger

From:Gary Shannon <reboot@...>
Date:Monday, May 17, 1999, 5:13
My two cents worth:

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From: Kulorblind@AOL.COM <Kulorblind@...>
To: Multiple recipients of list CONLANG <CONLANG@...>
Date: Friday, May 14, 1999 2:02 PM
Subject: New Conlanger

>NUMBERS - NOMBRA'ez >YUN = one >YAN = two >YEN = three >YON = four >YIN = five >LUN = six >LAN = seven >LEN = eight >LON = nine >LIN = ten >
I've always ended up regretting using words that only different by one letter. It seems to be a cause of endless confusion, especially if the language is meant to be spoken. One place I worked in had myself (Gary) and three other men named Larry, Terry, and Jerry. We never knew whose name was being called over the P.A. In a noisy environment six, seven, eight, nine, and ten (lun, lan, len, lon, lin) will all sound like L*N to the listener. --Gary