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parseable syntax question

From:J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>
Date:Tuesday, April 27, 2004, 13:01
    Ok, I (think) I have finalized the name and phonology and orthography of
my conlang _dzjunk lego_:

= maeci legosetplex caca plus debri !
    prizerva. saalva. ricue. scopé-gomi plus riçyc'l ! =

English translation of the above _dzjunk lego_, "junk language":
"Fight {Maquis/-machy} Linguistic Waste & Trash!
    Save, Salvage, Recover, (creatively)Scavenge-Found-Objects & Recycle!"

    NOW onto finalizin' syntax/grammar...
    Since I might be usin' _dzjunk lego_ in "TransCultural" sci-fi stories
and poetry, I am wondering what word-order is possibly the "easiest" to parse:

    - I have heard that VSO is the most readibly parseable by both humans and
computers & that, according to my Russian polyglot-fiend - er, friend Yuri,
it can embody a "meta-subtext," an underlying sense, of the Time-Space
Continuum (eh? ya gotta be kiddin'...)

    - Same goes with SOV or "Reverse Polish Notation" according to others
(including Wikipedia)

    - Then there is the obvious advantages of SVO - not only just "lingual
cultural" i.e. the Top 3 Langs of the World: Mandarin, English, Spanish:
    'A language with a relatively strict SVO ordering does not require the
use of inflections or marker words to distinguish subject from object. The
listener or reader can begin to interpret a sentence before reaching its end, which
is not true of languages that have free word order, in which the recipient
must wait for the entire sentence to arrive and then must mentally unscramble
the various elements before comprehension can begin. Some linguists feel there
is a link between grammatical structures and the ease with which the brain can
interpret sentences. "The perceptual advantage of SVO languages is the ready
identification of subjects and objects, which are separated (by verbs) in SVO
but not SOV or VSO languages. It might also be mentioned that English tends to
have topics in sentence-initial position... Subject and topic will often
coincide, a coincidence that apparently enhances processibility, especially when
the subject is also the semantic agent." ' {Edward Finegan in Comrie's
_Languages of the World_}

    Any salient opinions/"hard" cognitive facts, peeps? Eh 0_o?

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