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CHAT: And/Or (was: Re: CHAT: RPGs (was Re: Wargs) )

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Friday, October 29, 1999, 19:15
On Fri, 29 Oct 1999 10:05:22 -0700 Charles <catty@...> writes:
> John Cowan wrote:
> > Lojban uses a compounding strategy with a form of > > the word "and" for cases like this. Skt is just full of them, and > even > > has "or" compounds like "victory-defeat" meaning "victory or > defeat".
> Ah, there's my favorite non-standard English/American feature: > the and/or slash-thing. I never thought of conlanging it, till now.
It's one of the conjunctions of almost certainly developed from an "and/or" compound: _i_ /i/ = "and" _au_ /O/ = "(exclusive) or" _oi_ /Oj/ = "and/or" -Stephen (Steg) "may the schwa be with you!" ___________________________________________________________________ Get the Internet just the way you want it. Free software, free e-mail, and free Internet access for a month! Try Juno Web: