Abbreviation systems (was Re: Hello everybody)
|From:||Tim May <butsuri@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, March 26, 2002, 2:38|
Danny Wier writes:
> | > Incidentally, has anyone done anything interesting with
> | > acronymization, abbreviation etc in a conlang? Something that
> | > differs significantly from English?
> My personal favorite language in the area of abbreviation is Hebrew, where you
> get acronyms and such that become real words: Tanakh, Rashi, STA"M....
That's most interesting. Is this due to special features of Hebrew
phonetics/morphology/grammar, or just a tendency to choose usable
My own conlang has triconsonantal roots, but I really don't know
anything about the semitic languages, so this is of interest to me.