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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

> On Tue, 4 Apr 2006 taliesin the storyteller wrote: >> >> * Yahya Abdal-Aziz said on 2006-04-04 08:57:29 +0200 > [snip] >> > 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: >> > >> >> 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.
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. Carsten ... who is finally finished with the written part of his final exams -- "Miranayam kepauarà naranoaris." (Kalvin nay Hobbes) Venena, Yangtim 4, 2315, ea 29:41:06 pd