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 | http://www.xs4all.nl/~bsarempt