Re: Phonologically redundant vocabulary
|From:||Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, April 13, 2006, 14:44|
Jim Henry writes:
> On 4/13/06, Henrik Theiling <theiling@...> wrote:
> > Jim Henry writes:
> > > http://www.pobox.com/~jimhenry/conlang/redundancy.htm
> > Nice stuff. :-)
> > At the time of the thread, I was also thinking of a engelang with a
> > self-regregating morphology plus redundant word building. These
> > are nice tools for implementing a beast like that.
> Cool. I'm sure our languages will
> have no minimal pairs can result in sets of 3-syllable CV(n)CV(n)CV(n)
> words that include very similar subsets like:
> All differ by two phonemes, but all share two syllables in common.
> John E Clifford, in offlist correspondence, has suggested that
> maybe one should require words to have no entire syllables
> in common.
For simplification of the complexity of the problem, how about using a
two-level algorithm: first compute a set of syllables with redundancy,
and then use these syllables as the alphabet for making a word with
redundancy on the syllables. You then get a two-level redundancy
phonology: each pair of syllables is different in the minimum amount
of redundancy you choose, and each word is redundant wrt. syllables
E.g. a very simple example:
Slot 1: ptk
Slot 2: aiu
Slot 1: pa ti ku
Slot 2: pa ti ku
Of cause, this is not yet self-segregating, but you could change the
slots to achieve that.