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loglang syntax (was: brz, or Plan B revisited (LONG))

From:R A Brown <ray@...>
Date:Monday, September 26, 2005, 5:54
R A Brown wrote:
> Jörg Rhiemeier wrote: > >> Hallo! >> >> R A Brown wrote:
>>> Interestingly, Loglan & Lojban are essentially prefix-order >> >> >> >> The sketch of Lojban I have here shows an English-like mixfix order: >> X1 P X2 X3 ... How unelegant. > > > Yes, I believe I was in error about Lojban. I does seem inelegant for a > loglang.
Yikes!! It seems I was error about Loglan too! I've just been reading some introductory Loglan examples, and I find {quote} * Mi vizka. "I see (something) against (something)." or "I see." * Mi vizka tu. "I see you." ..... If the first argument is missing, the predicate is a command. * Vizka mi. "See me!" {/unquote} Maybe senility is setting in, but they look just a tad like English relexes. How is this meant to test the Sapir-Worf hypothesis? It seems that the argument that precedes the functor is the grammatical subject and, as Jörg recently (and correctly IMO) observed, terms like subject & object are not appropriate for a language that is supposed to be based on predicate-logic. I was assuming a rather more Prolog-like syntax would be used. Have I missed something here? -- Ray ================================== ================================== MAKE POVERTY HISTORY


Tim May <butsuri@...>