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Re: Previous post, more examples..

From:JS Bangs <jaspax@...>
Date:Tuesday, August 6, 2002, 17:54
bnathyuw sikyal:

> > 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 . . .
This is a good point. In fact, I'd be really curious to see if a lang could be designed to both have taxonomic/descriptive vocabulary and necessary redundancy. An interesting project . . . 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


John Cowan <jcowan@...>