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English syllable structure (was,for some reason: Re: Llirine: How

From:Kala Tunu <kalatunu@...>
Date:Sunday, December 9, 2001, 13:26
Anton Sherwood atoli baitili:
> Then how many > words does a Chinese speaker need to remember? Do they > need more learning than English speaker? No absolutely > not, they don't remember them all, they just remeber > few thousands characters, and compose all the words by > self. All the benefit come from 'tone'
You describe a benefit of productive compounding; it would be no less effective if the roots were CVCV without tones. """"""""""""""""""""""" FREEZE!!!! i'm already on the niche. so stop giving other people MY ideas! now turn sloooooowly 180° and run back where the heck you've come from! Mathias