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Re: Keeping Track of Ambiguity in your Conlang?

From:Amanda Babcock <langs@...>
Date:Sunday, September 1, 2002, 21:04
On Sat, Aug 31, 2002 at 08:18:06AM +0200, Philip Newton wrote:

> You mean like English "lie, past lay" vs "lay, past laid"? :)
Yes, just like that :) English also has the noun plural suffix and the verb singular-agreement suffix both being "s", which in situations where verbs and nouns are not clearly distinguished (such as newspaper headlines), causes amusing confusion :)
> German, because of vowel changes in strong verbs, also has the > following interesting cases
Yep, those looked pretty confusing... Amanda