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Re: CHAT: Another NatLang i like

From:Sally Caves <scaves@...>
Date:Friday, June 25, 1999, 17:11
FFlores wrote:
> > Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...> > > Boudewijn Rempt wrote: > > > Ob conlangs: I've once tried to make a conlang with vowel harmony, > > > but it failed quite quickly because I couldn't prevent wrong > > > words from entering the lexicon... > >
snip... Pablo wrote:
> I have a fossil conlang (Knarwaz) with vowel harmony. The main reason > why I don't get well with VH is that (like Boudewijn) I can't help > wrong words getting into the lexicon.
What do either of you mean, exactly, about wrong words getting into the lexicon? I'm curious. I know that vowel harmony in Turkish requires that vowels in a previous syllable match the following syllable, or something like that, but how would that situation (more than any other morphology) affect your problem with "wrong words"? Sally