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Re: Making your language sound nice

From:Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>
Date:Sunday, June 15, 2008, 15:22
On 2008-06-15 Michael Martin wrote:
 >  My only concern is ending up with a modified
 >  word that resembles some other word. Like if
 >  "chalol" became "chalor" but there was already
 >  a root word "chalor."

Are you sure that homophony would be bad? If you
want a 'logical' language without any ambiguity --
which AFAIK can only be approximated -- it
probably is bad, but if you want a naturalistic
language homophony might be good, as AFAIK all
natlangs have homophones.

/BP 8^)>
Benct Philip Jonsson -- melroch atte melroch dotte se
  "C'est en vain que nos Josués littéraires crient
  à la langue de s'arrêter; les langues ni le soleil
  ne s'arrêtent plus. Le jour où elles se *fixent*,
  c'est qu'elles meurent."           (Victor Hugo)


Michael Martin <masonheart@...>