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Re: New Website! Chovur (with sound)

From:Davis, Iain E. <feaelin@...>
Date:Thursday, December 12, 2002, 17:05
> From: Joseph Fatula [mailto:fatula3@ATTGLOBAL.NET]
> What sorts of things would you recommend? As I made up the
I'm not the person being addressed, but peering at lesson 1: You may want to add two things: A short list of the vocabulary used in your examples. And comment on (if I puzzled it out correctly) what appears to be a VSO word order. Right now, the reader has to work that out from "elimination & repetition", that is: Looking at the sentences, I assume "se" being translated as "is" in the english, and that "kosich" is eats. Only because they're duplicated in sentences next to each other. Next, with a little more elimination, I can work out that horse is "senga" (because of the two different sentences with a horse). From there, if I assume that senga's position is significant, I can work out the rest. Something like (lesson 0, perhaps) might introduce a basic sentence and "break it down" so that the reader can see what is what in a sentence (and get 2-4 vocabulary items simultaneously). Without reading the whole thingl, I suspect what you're missing is explainatory have examples that demonstrate the features of the language, but no supporting text to guide the reader so that he/she knows what they're being shown. :) I often have the same problem...I don't write enough text explaining what I mean (in everything I write...hmm...talking also). :)
> language, it all seems very easy to me, of course. What
Don't you hate that? Although, an adventure is not working with it for a few months and coming back...some of it isn't easy anymore. :) Iain


Tim May <butsuri@...>