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From:Joe <joe@...>
Date:Tuesday, June 8, 2004, 7:03
Ray Brown wrote:

> On Monday, June 7, 2004, at 06:13 , Joe wrote: > >> Yeah, but I was emphasising conciseness. I've found that a simple >> sentence - verb, subject, and object, can't really be expressed with >> less than three syllables. > > > It certainly can, really & truly; e.g. > > tu l'aimes /tylEm/ two syllables > je l'aime /ZlEm/ one syllable > > If you're after conciseness, then you must check out Skrintha's (aka > Srikanth's) Lin. The first challenge will be to make your language as > concise (and if you're stuck with the idea that a morpheme must > consist of > at least a syllable, you're onto a looser), then the real challenge is to > improve on Lin's concision :-)
Yes, but those are pronominal arguments. I probably should have made myself clearer. A morpheme doesn't have to, but a word does. Although, come to think of it, it doesn't acutally have to be the nucleus...


Mark P. Line <mark@...>
Tim May <butsuri@...>