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Re: Another French?!

From:Florian Rivoal <florian.rivoal@...>
Date:Friday, February 1, 2002, 1:45
31/01/2002 22:33:03, Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...> wrote:

>En réponse à Florian Rivoal <florian.rivoal@...>: > >Sorry if I wake up only now, but I just realised :((( . Another French person >on the list! Mathias! Look at that! :))) We're three!!! Est-ce que j'ai manqué >ta présentation sur la liste, ou tu ne t'es pas encore présenté ? Désolé, >j'suis dans la lune en ce moment... :((
I didn't introduce myself, you're right. Let's Fix this mistake. I am Florian, 20years old.I am a student from Rennes (britany) where i study computer sciences at the INSA (engineering school). Appart from computers, i am VERY intresseted inlaguages, as you may have guessed from seeing me here. For the moment, I can speak french english, german(not as well as i would like to), japanese, and i am getting to chinese. About that, i'll spend a year in china next year, mainly to improve my language skills. I am definitly a beginner about conlanging. For the moment I have come to a (rather) good understanding of grammar matters. about phonetics i amnage well with consonants, but still have mcuh trouble with vowel (not about pronounciation, but about theoric descritpion). But until know what troubles me the most is when it comes to creating vocabulary. I still lack much theory about this. I haven't created nay conlang up to now, but I have an Idea in mind. description willl come sooner or later. That's it.
>Apart from that, I have nothing to say about the description of a >postpositional system: it's quite accurate. But it doesn't mean that Kioshu has >to comply with this "universal" (which like any linguistic universal is more a >tendency than a strong limitation). Kioshu may well have been until a recent >past SVO or VSO, and just switched to SOV. In that case it wouldn't be >unreasonable that it still has prepositions. > >That's the nice thing with conlangs, you can nearly always give reasons to >support your ideas, how distorted they may be :))) . > >Christophe. >
Sure. All I said is being used to japanese grammar (SOV, postpositional), it is a bit upsetting. Florian