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Re: Previous post, more examples..

From:bnathyuw <bnathyuw@...>
Date:Tuesday, August 6, 2002, 16:46
 --- JS Bangs <jaspax@...> wrote: >
> 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.
you could, however have one with a complex degree of vowel and consonant harmony/sandhi/whatever you want to call it. so maybe yuvatizha might be very siliar to ivechizui, but not sound much the same at all . . . bn __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Everything you'll ever need on one web page from News and Sport to Email and Music Charts


JS Bangs <jaspax@...>