What is needed in an conlang classificatory system?
|From:||taliesin the storyteller <taliesin@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, January 30, 2001, 21:19|
In the typologic survey I ask for languages to be classified according
to Rick Harrison's system simply because I don't know of any better.
The thing I like the most about it is its conciseness. A screenfull of
data to classify a language is too much, as you can't get an overview at
I asked for others, and ideas for improvements, got some answers to that
but decided to move the discussion to its own thread, so:
- what is missing from Harrison's system to make it fit non-auxlangs?
- if Harrison's isn't useable, what should be used instead?
etc. etc. :) The debate is on, messieurs/dames!