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Conciseness: was: Re: deseret conlangcon '99!

From:Boudewijn Rempt <bsarempt@...>
Date:Wednesday, July 21, 1999, 9:33
On Tue, 20 Jul 1999, Nik Taylor wrote:

> Adam Parrish wrote: > > "Meet" for me, at least, carries a connotation of competition > > (as in "track meet," "debate meet") -- a "conlang meet" sounds like > > something where we'd get together and bash each other on the head with > > our grammars. :) > > Hmm, we could pass out awards for "most concise conlang", "quickest > translation", "most cases", "most agglutinating", "most isolating", and > so on :-) >
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' ;-). It's all, and an example of language of the god Hziulguoigmnzhah (_Iqhui dlosh odhqlonqh_) in _The Door to Saturn_, by Clark Ashton Smith. A year ago this story was still available on the web. A lot of fun! Boudewijn Rempt |