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Grammar idea

From:Yann Kiraly <yann_kiraly@...>
Date:Tuesday, October 4, 2005, 16:38
Hi! Based on a grammar I used for the schedule - less relay, I have created a new language with a
veeery simple grammar. I would just like to know what you think about it and if you think it would
work as a spoken or written language.
There is only one syntax rule in this (unnamed) language:
X Arguments.X na/.
That is supposed to mean:
Every word X is followed by its arguments. The end of the list of these arguments is marked either
by  na or by a full stop. This is easier to understand when you imagine the grammar rule like this:
X (Arguments.X)
The opening parantheses doesn't occur in speaking or writing. The closing parantheses is
indicated by na, which closes one open parantheses, or a full stop, which closes all open
parantheses. That's the whole syntax.
Here's an example:
Pakja luru panja gama na na nau kwa.
Here's an interlinear with added parantheses (the na's are replaced by closing parantheses in the
Strong (appeal (grin (fruit)) to (I)).
A smooth translation would be:
Grinning fruit appeals strongly to me.
I like jack-o-lanterns very much ;-)
So, please comment on this little language.
Thanks in advance,
Yann Kiraly


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