1200 Graded Sentences for Analysis.
|From:||Gary Shannon <fiziwig@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, June 11, 2006, 0:18|
just recieved a copy of the book "Graded Sentences for
Analysis" (Rossman and Mills, 1922 Noble and Noble
Pub. Inc. N.Y.) which contains 1200 progressively more
complex sentences beginning with "Birds sing." and
ending with "Though, in reviewing the incidents of my
administration, I am unconscoius of intentional error,
I am nevertheless too sensible to my defects not to
think it probable that I may have comitted many
Each grammatical principle from simple adjectives and
adverbs through noun clauses, participles, gerunds,
infinitives, prepositional phrases, etc. etc., is
systematically represented by model sentences in the
I suppose that in a sense, one might consider a
conlang "complete" when all 1200 sentences can be
translated into that conlang.
For what it's worth, I've added the first 30 sentences
to the standard sentences section of my Kalusa conlang
I hope to scan the book soon and make it available on
my web page for interested conlangers.