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Re: Conlangea Multilingual Phrasebook, 2nd Ed.

From:Carsten Becker <naranoieati@...>
Date:Saturday, February 5, 2005, 11:44

On Friday 04 February 2005 00:55, Henrik Theiling wrote:

 > I really don't see any problem with long utterances.  Do
 > you think it is inefficient?

Yes, in some way. It's just a matter of taste, I know
that. :sigh: I'm just another damn prescriptivist
(word/sp?) as it seems. :-((( :cries:

 > No, really, in my current Qthyn|gai, I have the feeling
 > that the words are too short.  The language can
 > theoretically incorporate more than Greenlandic, yet
 > Greenlandic words are often longer in terms of morpheme
 > count and regularly longer in terms of syllables/morae.
 > I have to work a lot at that language to get a good
 > length of words, I suppose.

OK, OK, I understood. Please don't let us argue about "Your
words are too long!" now because I can understand your
point, and I agree -- however, I just wanted to make a
suggestion and in no case, I meant harm. My apologies.

 > > Yomu eban,
 > That's not long at all! :-))))

It's not the greetings that are long themselves. It's rather
conjugating verbs[1]. Or adjectives carrying a quanti- or

Coughing- and sneezingly yours,
Carsten Becker

[1] Verbs are the most isolating part of Ayeri:
[case article]->[tense+stem+mood+pronoun+case_of_pronoun]