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Re: CONLANG Digest - 1 Nov 2000

From:Eric Christopherson <raccoon@...>
Date:Wednesday, November 8, 2000, 2:31
On Fri, Nov 03, 2000 at 12:09:52PM -0500, Muke Tever wrote:
> I *hate* when that happens! > (Working, days, on a lexicon, and deciding, 'you know, perhaps I can allow > <ns> clusters after all' and then having to go back and look at all the > etymologies and then realizing you were letting them through half the > time... it's second only to realizing about halfway through that you forgot > one of your transform rules so half your words are broken)
On the bright side, that can be used to provide some interesting irregularity without having to try. Sound changes in languages generally are not actually universal; a given sound change rule typically misses a few forms here and there, or maybe even a significant number. So the rule to eliminate <ns> might not have become that widespread :) -- Eric Christopherson / *Aiworegs Ghristobhorosyo