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Re: basic morphemes of a loglang

From:Ray Brown <ray.brown@...>
Date:Thursday, December 4, 2003, 20:28
On Wednesday, December 3, 2003, at 02:39 PM, John Cowan wrote:

> Ray Brown scripsit: > >> Proper names must be accommodated and, hopefully, without too much >> mangling. > > Proper names and borrowings can be unified: if you have a solution for > one, it can be used for the other. In either case there will be > phonological mangling to some degree.
That I will discover when I know just how BrSc will settle down :) [Gua\spi stuff snipped - but read with interest]
>> Is it, indeed? I was wondring if something between the paucity of >> Speedwords and the exuberance of CY (and xuxuxi) might not be better - >> say around 40 200 to 40 300? > > I concluded that WordNet was unusable, at least directly, because although > it discriminated senses well, it did not provide any usable derivational > morphology, and was too big a strain on memorization.
Yes, I've come to much the same conclusion.
>> ? I thought you said it was an auxlang (tho admittedly an 'unorthodox' >> one) . AllNoun grammar is certainly unusual for an auxlang :) > > Well, it certainly favors simplicity!
Yes - only one part of speech. I've toyed from time to time with "AllVerb" - I believe some even tried to persuade me to use it for BrSc.
>>> and a unique phonology. >> >> John, you post mails saying "Test, please ignore", thereby inviting >> people to open it. Now you finish an email with "an a unique phonology" >> (period! ). You darn well know that of all matters linguistic, >> phonology interests me probably more than all others! > > "Unique" does not mean "unusual"; on the contrary.
Ah, the ambiguities of natural language.
> Details at > > bin/wa?A2=ind0105A&L=conlang&P=R27531
Yep - I stirred old memories. I remember it now - the vowel disharmony rule is usual, I think. Ray =============================================== (home) (work) ===============================================