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Re: Tempus

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Wednesday, March 7, 2001, 9:17
En réponse à Mefistofeles <mefistofeles@...>:

> Me and some friends (we are studying Chinese together) were discussing > the fact that Chinese do not have Tempus. Chinese is one of the oldest > and largest of all languages and it's don good with adverb of time. We > came to the conclusion that either Chinese would be the perfect > auxiliary languages or a constructed language with similarly structure, > any comments? (By the way Swedish is my main language, just so you do > not think I do not advocate my mother language). > /DHS >
I think that's what Yoshiko McFarland is trying to achieve with her Earth Language, a pictographic language designed not only for international communication but also for international understanding, through a philosophy of trying to take what's best in every culture in the world (philosophy which active influences the shape of the language). I haven't received any news about it lately, so it seems that Yoshiko's quite busy at the moment. I used to know where the webpage was, but it seems I forgot the URL. Well, any websearcher should find it without difficulty :) . Christophe.


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