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Re: Qosmiani website

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Thursday, November 29, 2001, 10:32
En réponse à "T. Leigh & M. Carchrie" <callanish@...>:

> > Please take a look and let me know what you all think. Any > comments/corrections/suggestions for improvement will be gratefully > accepted. >
:)))) I love this nonsense!!! :)))) Stick Revised English grammar to a lexicon invented by someone in love with Romance languages but who doesn't speak any, and who also hates German, and you get Qosmîanî! (that I can't help but pronounce [qOs'mjani] with uvular /q/ :))) . But I love the use of 'q' instead of 'k', very much!!! :)) ) And add to that the inconsistencies of the author, showing how much he understood grammatical terms. :))) Seen the religious beliefs of the man, shouldn't we propose that language to the Vatican to replace Latin as the universal language of the Catholic Church? :))) One grammatical question still: is there anywhere in the book a reference on the accentuation of Qosmîanî? Is it intended to have a Romance stress-like system (rather strict and directed towards the end of the word) or an English- style system (very free and more directed towards the beginning of the word)?
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I keep the URL, it's fun! Good luck for your Q2! :)) Christophe. Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else play the leading role.


John Cowan <cowan@...>
John Cowan <jcowan@...>