Re: Comparison of philosophical languages
|From:||Andrew Nowicki <andrew@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, January 19, 2003, 21:08|
Ygyde does not have fundamental problems but it has
two flaws: it uses uncommon phonemes and it has few
The first problem can be fixed by using 3 letters
long root words (CVV = consonant-vowel-vowel).
For example, if we reduce the alphabet to 13 letters:
a, u, i, b, p, d, t, g, k, w, s, m, l.
We have 9 vowel combinations:
a, u, i, au, ua, ai, ia, ui, iu.
and 10 consonants:
b, p, d, t, g, k, w, s, m, l.
The total number of root words remains the same:
Every short root word (CV) has its long root word
equivalent (CVV). Ygyde speakers can use long root
words when they are afraid that they may be misunderstood.
The long version of Ygyde is not useful in written text,
but it is useful in a noisy environment and as a way
to make spoken Ygyde available to those who have limited
I have already included translation table in my main Ygyde
file (http://www.medianet.pl/~andrew/ygyde/ygyde.htm). If
you memorize translation of the vowels, you will know how
to translate most of the root words.
The second flaw is much less severe. It is more
a matter of taste than a show-stopper. Precisely
defined compound words are too long for my taste.