Re : UN prepares to implement Universal Language?
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|Date:||Thursday, October 14, 1999, 21:51|
Dans un courrier dat=E9 du 14/10/99 21:39:41 , Pablo a =E9crit :
the first time i read about UNL was a year ago.
apparently it was full with all the possible mixes of actors, aspects and
coreferences you can find on wordnet :
agent, patient, pattern, result, facility, vehicle, clothes, etc.
i remember one example was "the soccer-player scores a goal with the head"
so you had stuff sort of like
agent =3D soccer player (field =3D sport)
result =3D goal (field =3D sport)
instrument =3D head (inalienable human body feature)
process =3D score (field =3D sport)
plus coreferences between, say, head and player, soccer and score, etc.
that was lines and lines long. it's no language i could speak i'm afraid ;-)
that's plainly semantics, isn't it ?
could anyone correct me and give more info on UNL ?
as for conlang :
my former tunu conlang worked with 60 preverbs identifying 60
possible actors depending on the pattern implied like moving one's limb,
going one's way, aplying an instrument on oneself, using a faculty,
producing an artefact, consuming fuel or food, embarking a facility without=20
controlling it, etc. with no fuzzy "experiencer" or "dative" cases.
but that was too hard to handle. anyone else tried that kind of
hyper-analytic conlang ?=20