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Re: word choice process (was: Announcement Follow-up)

From:Amber Adams <amber@...>
Date:Monday, August 13, 2001, 19:54
On Sat, Aug 11, 2001 at 10:40:27PM -0700, Yoon Ha Lee wrote:
> Different world, different "universals"? :-) I don't feel comfortable > enough with ergativity to try it yet...OTOH I wonder if I'd be more > comfortable with it if I messed around it in an experimentlang.
That's what worked for me. my first languages for this world were accusative, but I decided to take a stab at an ergative language. I decided that I liked it so i played with a couple more... i never actually got too far with these languages, but at least working out the basic bits of verbs, syntax etc, I got the knack of ergative syntax pretty down. I've noticed with conlanging i tend to be a bit too capricious for my own good. :)
> Hmph--"disgusting" my foot! I think it's wonderful that you have so much > "data" to use in your conlanging. It's a great contrast between the world > Czevraqis is devised for, which is quite detailed about one nation, rather > detailed about another, and horrendously vague on the rest of the > continent, let alone the world. Kudos to you for all your hard work--and > surely the rest will come in time?
Hopefully! (: