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Re: Tatari Faran and Verb Complements

From:Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>
Date:Sunday, May 22, 2005, 17:40

tomhchappell <tomhchappell@...> writes:
> Like an Americanism is whatever an American does or says?
> So an ANLADIEWism would be a "feature" of a conlang which somebody > thought either caused difficulty or degraded its aesthetic elegance,
No, there purpose does not matter.
> but which is shared by some NatLang in which it is even more > thoroughgoing and/or has even clearer unwanted effects.
Too many restrictions on usage here: basically it's simple a feature shared with a natlang, that's all. Usually, though, it's a feature some conlanger thought was 'wild' or 'strange' or 'fancy' or 'obfuscating' and at least special to conlangs, but then (s)he find's out that 'a natlang already does it except worse'.
> Should I be leaving the "L" out?
Yes. :-) 'Natlang' is a single word here. :-) **Henrik