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Re: BrSc Akuefi

From:Ray Brown <ray.brown@...>
Date:Thursday, June 24, 2004, 18:23
On Wednesday, June 23, 2004, at 06:43 , Dirk Elzinga wrote:

> Hey. > > For me, this is self-evident. BrSc = Brisk. It's a way of pronouncing > the abbreviation as well as a pretty good descriptor of what the > language is about.
'brisk', eh? Gosh, I wonder what other private pronunciations have been given to BrSc.
> And it's okay if the name doesn't conform to the > phonotactics of the language (as we learned from Rotokas).
Not the _native_ name - and we never did learn what the Rotokas speakers actually called their own language. Neither 'brisk' nor BrSc will correspond to the 'native' phonology of BrSc, so I still need a native name, so to speak. 'brsc' would, of course, be OK for BrScB - but I think I'd like to cut it down by a letter, which is why 'brx' did suggest itself to me. It occurred to me that what is probably the most well-known Conlang of all was not given a name by its inventor. Lazarus Ludwig Zamenhof simply called it 'La lingvo internacia' - the name we know use was, as I guess most know, simply the pseudonym under which he first publish the language: Doktoro Esperanto. But I need names :) [snip]
> -- > Dirk Elzinga > > > Grammatica vna et eadem est secundum substanciam in omnibus linguis, > licet accidentaliter varietur. - Roger Bacon (1214-1294)
Sounds a bit Chomskyan ;) Ray =============================================== (home) (work) =============================================== "A mind which thinks at its own expense will always interfere with language." J.G. Hamann, 1760


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