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Re: Previous post, more examples..

From:JS Bangs <jaspax@...>
Date:Tuesday, August 6, 2002, 16:36
Abrigon Gusiq sikyal:

> cow = anizhazutuv (animal, herbivour, land, large, > domesticated) > > But want to be able to describe what it is, but with smaller words.. > [snip]
There's a simple reason why no natlang does this: the words are too long and too easily confused. Similar things tend to have similar names, and while this *seems* be a good thing, it actually causes problems. If I want to know the difference between carrotss and potatoes, the one-letter or so difference between the words for them will only lead to confusion. In real life, the more similar things are, the more important it often is to be able to distinguish them. Schemes like this fail on that. They lack redundancy. At the same time, it's an interesting idea for a phillang. Jesse S. Bangs "If you look at a thing nine hundred and ninety-nine times, you are perfectly safe; if you look at it the thousandth time, you are in frightful danger of seeing it for the first time." --G.K. Chesterton


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