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Re: Tiny Grammar

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Tuesday, March 16, 1999, 9:04
Gary Shannon wrote:
> Can the complete comprehensive grammar textbook of a conlang be written on > the back of a single postcard?
No. Your rules need much explanation, for one thing. Also, the idea of each word having a unique pattern is somewhat suspicious. In reality, it would be more reasonable for parts of speach (which, as you say, is not actually eliminated) to have common patterns, which would be included in the grammar. In addition, there are very likely a number of unstated assumptions you have, which may not be obvious to another person. -- "It's bad manners to talk about ropes in the house of a man whose father was hanged." - Irish proverb ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-name: NikTailor