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Re: a "natural language" ?

From:Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>
Date:Monday, November 29, 2004, 13:24

Geoff Horswood <geoffhorswood@...> writes:
>... > What about something like Tok Pisin, with its vocabulary kind of "bilong > Inglis" all "gan bagarap"?
Oh, I love that language! :-)
>... > But I guess you're mostly meaning weirdnesses of grammar or structure. For > that, any tonal language gets my vote. Tones freak me out and I don't > really understand them.
Then never try to learn Taiwanese, which has the full load (and more)! :-) IIRC, eight phonemic tones, but sixteen tone realisation on the surface with tone sandhi rules that involve the previous and the subsequent syllable. :-) **Henrik


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