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:
>> R A Brown wrote:[snip]
>>> 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
Yikes!! It seems I was error about Loglan too!
I've just been reading some introductory Loglan examples, and I find
* 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!"
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?
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