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Re: SURVEY: Scariest Short Sentences in Your ConLangs

From:Remi Villatel <maxilys@...>
Date:Thursday, September 1, 2005, 1:02
tomhchappell wrote:

>>/bërjë/ [bE.xjE]
>>It's the irrational 2SG pronoun that should be used only for >> animals, artificial lifeforms and things that are not people.
> Excellent! A gendered second-person pronoun!
I wonder where this neat idea came from! ;-) (Err... From you, in case you didn't remember.) [---CUT---]
>>= We will ignore you, you which isn't a person.
> Like "sending to Coventry".
Maybe... I don't know... All I know is that Coventry is a city of England. If I dig deeper in my memory, it gets on the tip of its tongue that it may be related to some royal jail. [---CUT---]
> (BTW the Xerox Language Guesser thought your sentence was in > Albanian.)
Well, Albanian, Croatian, Estonian, Finnish, Icelandic... and even Swahili! I also made the test with Shaquelingua and I got these various answers depending on the sentence. What would really interest me is to have a look at the sources of the engine behind the pages. ]:-) -- ================== Remi Villatel ==================


Peter Bleackley <peter.bleackley@...>