Re: Can your conlang do this?
|From:||Simon Clarkstone <simon.clarkstone@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, November 3, 2005, 1:02|
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On 10/28/05, Yahya Abdal-Aziz <yahya@...> wrote:
> Punctuation matters.
> First letter:[snip love-letter]
> Second letter:[snip same words re-punctuated to form hate letter]
> Can your conlang do this?Not yet, as I haven't got far enough with it. (Still really at the
concept stage :->) However, I have had an ability *like* this in mind
for a while. Since my maybe-up-and-coming language will have a
completely explicit tree structure (not suitable for humans), but will
lack puns, I will need some other forms of word-play. One of these is
to have two sentences which flatten to the same list, but are
different trees. e.g.:
/ \ / \
A B C D
I am unsure as to the actually punning-possibility of this, but it sounds fun.