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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 uncontrolled fashion. 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 --- Bob's Original Hero Stuff Page! [Circle of HEROS member] Music from Bob's Computer! (CD now available!) Want more hits to your web page?