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Re: Bzasy My first Conlang

From:Geoff Horswood <geoffhorswood@...>
Date:Monday, January 3, 2005, 9:09
Shanthanu Bhardwaj <shanth@...> wrote:

Creative word/character structure!

The only problem I can see with this kind of thing is that if you project
it back into the past, to the dawn of paper-making when the stuff is
expensive, this way of writing seems a little wasteful of paper.  But hey!
If you can live with that, I can certainly live with it!

> >Written Sentence Structure This is a 2-D language as opposed to most 1-D >language meaning that sentences dont go in a line but are spread over >the plane of paper. Thus words are written and connected according to >semantic meaning. >A usual sentence would be like: >*Code:* > > ____ > / \ > ____/ x \____ >/ \ / \ >/ v \____/ y \ >\ / \ / >\____/ verb \____/ >/ \ / \ >/ u \____/ z \ >\ / \ / >\____/ w \____/ > \ / > \____/ >This thing refuses to allign but you get the idea anyway > > >The central theme of the sentence of the sentence is the verb. The >subject and object will be connected to the verb(the central word in >this case) because they are related to it. Any adverbs will also be >connected to the verb. Adjectives relating to either subj/obj will be >connected to them and not to the verb. Thus a sentence will look like >some kind of a parsed tree. > >The example sentence reads : frajul srajul sintA cirnum /"p\r@jul >s`r@"jul sInTa: cIrnum/ meaning: [May the] wind [and] water forever be >with you. literally: wind water forever with-(2nd >person-ending)(infinitive-by-default)
Whay happens when there are multiple verbs? eg "I went to the door and knocked" etc? How do you display linked clauses in a single sentence? Do you display each sentence as a discrete unit separate from the other sentences in the paragraph? If so, do you block it off in any way (the equivalent of a full stop/period mark)? If word order is flexible, what determines where a word goes in the diagram, and how the sentence is read? What separates "The man went to the salesman and bought bread" from "The salesman went to the man and (the man) bought bread"? Stuff to think about anyway... Geoff