Re: Conlanging with constraints
|From:||Sai Emrys <sai@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, February 17, 2008, 20:17|
Some further questions for musing-in-principle or specific examples:
What makes a constraint "arbitrary"? To what degree have you used
arbitrary constraints, why, and with what results? Is imposing
arbitrary constraints on your conlanging helpful, temporarily helpful,
or just a hindrance?
What might be some interesting constraints to use? E.g. for a novice
conlanger, for instructional purposes, or for creating something new?
What constraints would be *over*constraining? E.g. resulting in a lack
of area remaining within which to be creative; resulting in something
that violates "actual" universals of language hard enough to not be
usable by humans; etc?
P.S. On Feb 17, 2008 11:54 AM, R A Brown <ray@...> wrote:
> Entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitudinem.
Any reason for this not being 'necessitatem'? (My Latin isn't quite
good enough to tell the difference, but IIRC that's the standard