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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: >... > > > > > > 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: > > nokunpun > jakunpun > kikunpun >... > linpunpun > > 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 used. E.g. a very simple example: Step 1: Slot 1: ptk Slot 2: aiu => pa ti ku Step 2: Slot 1: pa ti ku Slot 2: pa ti ku => pati tiku kupa Of cause, this is not yet self-segregating, but you could change the slots to achieve that. **Henrik


Jim Henry <jimhenry1973@...>