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Su's minimal language (was: Lord of the Rings movie)

From:Almaran Dungeonmaster <dungeonmaster@...>
Date:Sunday, December 16, 2001, 18:34
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Yes, I found it!!! Su's idea of maximizing phonetic types as to optimize thinking speed has already been put into language form by Tolkien: The language of the ents uses minimal variations in vowel shade and length as phonemically distinct, combines this with many different tones and an agglutinating grammar to create a concise language, optimal for thinking speed. But now I am still left wondering why, if the ancient ents could think that fast, the entmeet was to take three whole days! Maarten


Anton Sherwood <bronto@...>