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Re: Conciseness: was: Re: deseret conlangcon '99!

From:Boudewijn Rempt <bsarempt@...>
Date:Wednesday, July 21, 1999, 15:09
On Wed, 21 Jul 1999, John Cowan wrote:

> Boudewijn Rempt wrote: > > > I don't think you can get any more concise than the language > > of the Dhjibbis, whose syllables _yop-, _yeep_ and _yoop_ are > > said to 'express an unfathomed range of esoteric thought' ;-). > > Well, there is the the poem entitled "Blod", by the concretist > poet and novelist William Saroyan. It consists of "a single > sound, written 'blod'". So we could call this the only word > (and the only work) of Bloddish. >
I bet that if the grammar comes out it will be published by Routledge and cost a cool L120! The dictionary, of course, will not be finished at the end of the next century... :-). Boudewijn Rempt |