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Re: New Language Sketch (was Re: Conlang Gender)

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Wednesday, December 1, 1999, 2:29
nicole perrin wrote:
> abstract concepts, men, women, children, animals, other living things, > fantasy-type creatures/things, inanimate objects
This is a really odd hierarchy. Abstract concepts should probably be just before inanimate objects. Human is usually the first item in a hierarchy. Very interesting that there's a distinction between adult and child, and between fantasy and "real" animals.
> SVOA where A is the auxiliary. > > Comments? Especially about the case marking stuff, I really want to > know what I was trying to do so I can clarify it in my own mind - these > notes are pretty old and illegible.
Why have a strict word-order with case-marking? -- "Old linguists never die - they just come to voiceless stops." - anonymous ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTailor