Re: Conlang and natlang typological trends, standards and enclaves (was: synthesis index)
|From:||Carsten Becker <carbeck@...>|
|Date:||Friday, April 7, 2006, 8:55|
From: "Yahya Abdal-Aziz" <yahya@...>
Sent: Wednesday, April 05, 2006 3:42 PM
Might well be worth a look.
I know this comment isn't really useful, but someone please
tell Mr Bickel (with one L) not to include the coloured
backgrounds of his presentations. It takes a hell of a lot
of time to load that with ISDN. 7 megabytes! BTW, there is
more stuff that sounds interesting on the site that you get
when you omit the file name.
... who is finally finished with the written part of his
"Miranayam kepauarà naranoaris." (Kalvin nay Hobbes)
Venena, Yangtim 4, 2315, ea 29:41:06 pd
> On Tue, 4 Apr 2006 taliesin the storyteller wrote:
>> * Yahya Abdal-Aziz said on 2006-04-04 08:57:29 +0200
>> > Well, I hadn't heard of the "synthesis index" before,
>> > so did a google
>> > for it which returned thousands of (mostly chemical)
>> > results, but very
>> > few to do with linguistics. One of the few was Bickell
>> > & Nicholls,
>> > Typological Enclaves, at:
>> > http://www.uni-leipzig.de/~autotyp/download/enclaves@ALT5-2003BB-JN.pdf
>> Now this was a very, very interesting presentation!
>> Ignore the
>> synthesis index stuff, it's about how language "trends"
>> spread, and had
>> some examples of weird stuff that I hadn't seen before.