Re: proposed conlang database & my classification
|From:||Bob Greenwade <bob.greenwade@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, April 4, 2002, 0:01|
At 09:13 PM 3/25/02 -0500, Herman Miller wrote:
>Right, there were two sub-categories under "a priori", and one of them was
>labeled "random"; the other was "categorical". I don't have a problem with
>the "categorical" label, but I thought "random" was misleading.
Perhaps "arbitrary"? Or there could be both "random" and "arbitrary,"
and possibly even "derivative," as well as "categorical":
Random - done by computer, with a roll of dice, or some similarly
Arbitrary - built using a certain amount of sound symbolism, but no
other specific rules.
Derivative - drawn from sound imitation, with or without sound symbolism.
Categorical - created purely from linguistic rules
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