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Lunisa- work in progress

From:Samuel Rivier <samuelriv@...>
Date:Friday, July 20, 2001, 20:20
Lusina, Lunisa, Lukisa, Lusika, whatever
The name isn't concrete, but it's essentially a mix of
mandarin words along the lines of logic, knowledge,

This is my optimal language- I just want to update you
all on its progress- it is far from finished
It is slightly eastern-based, but takes most of its
form from mathematical rationale. It uses word
particles only; no agglutination.

I think I have the phonology set up- in IPA it is
/s f t k m l a i u/ which will likely include /x p S h
/ and maybe /m R` y @ e o/
basically I am avoiding the voiced-unvoiced
distinction, as well as the distinction very common in
ials: /u/ to /o/ and /i/ to /e/

I've also begun to develop sentence structure. I have
induced this rationally, so I am not sure how well it
works in practice, but I am using a system of logic
based on the relationship between two particles.

a:b              a:b|c
a is to b        a is to b by way of c

cat:black             cat:dog|hissing
The cat is black      the cat hissed at the dog
the black is catlike   the dog hissed at the cat
      etc                     etc

essentially this forms an elliptical sentence in which
subject and object lack definition. If you want to say
"the boy kicked the fence", you would have to say it
as "the boy and the fence relate via a kicking".

This is where the problem is. Sticking to the simplest
form of logic possible, how do I create a definition
of cause and recipient, or cause and effect?

I haven't thought too deeply into interrogative and
imperative forms, but I am in some trouble there as
well using this logic.

If any of you have any suggestions for a better
semantic logic or solutions to my problems using my
logic, please tell me.

-Samuel Rivier

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