Re: A brief sketch of the Ga language
|From:||Jeff Jones <jeffsjones@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, November 9, 2003, 19:40|
On Mon, 13 Oct 2003 20:13:41 +0100, Rik <rik@...> wrote:
>On Monday 13 October 2003 4:09 am, you wrote:
>> >Comments and criticisms are always welcome.
>> The native grammatical terms are nice -- but I kept forgetting which
>> meant what. Other than that, no comments. I mainly look at conlang web
>> pages for purposes of getting my own projects unstuck. But I did look
>> at it!
>Thanks for taking the time to look!
>You need to thank Christophe for the native grammatical terms - when he
>pointed out that I was getting half the grammatical terms arse-backwards,
>I decided to go native so nobody could criticise my ignorance again.
>Best wishes with the unsticking.
Thanks. You can see that my getting stuck applies to writing emails as well
as to conlanging!
I plan to invent native grammatical terms, but not until the grammar is
finalized. I think that using grammatical terms incorrectly is almost
inevitable in the early stages of a conlang. Even if the terms were used
perfectly, changes to the grammar will make them increasingly wrong.