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