OT: leaky grammar conlang? (was Re: OT: Re: babel and english)
|From:||J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, August 22, 2001, 6:26|
In a message dated 21.08.2001 05:00:14 PM, smithma@UCLA.EDU writes:
>Unfortunately, or luckily,
>no language is tyrannically consistent.
>All grammars leak.
> -- Edward Sapir
*gigglabyte* Just had a thought: How about a conlang with a grammar that
is as inconsistent as possible (within reasonable limits of
understandability) - a leaky, leaking grammar?
Could it be inflectional a la Esperanto? Or Topic-Predicate like ASL? Or
some combination there of? Could it be like English (esp'ly like how the mass
media of newspaper headlines and advertising use/abuse it)?