Re: Additonal features for CALS
|From:||Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>|
|Date:||Monday, June 9, 2008, 13:21|
> Lets have a round of brainstorming about new features for CALS. The
> ones from WALS cannot be changed due to the license chosen, so it is
> also relevant to make replacements for existing features. ...
I think some of the conlang overviews here had interesting questions.
- A priori / a posteriori?
- Length of active development on the language
- Also, some features do not allow all possible answers. If there is
a question for A,B,C and their combination, then often a combination
is missing because no human language had that. The 'th' was
mentioned already. There should be all answers in all such cases,
i.e., none, A, B, C, AB, AC, BC, ABC. For four combined features,
you need 16 cases, already, but I cannot remember that there was
a question of this kind.
Another example where something was missing for me own conlangs
was for relative clauses. There's an answer:
- internally headed
But I have a conlang where there are two types of relative clauses.
Hmm, Actually, I should check WALS for Korean and Japanese, which
both have two types as well.