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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....
 > ~Danny~

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.