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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. >> > >> >Rik >> >> 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! >> >> Jeff >> >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. > >Rik
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. Jeff