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Re: info appreciated

From:Jeffrey Henning <jeffrey@...>
Date:Thursday, February 19, 2004, 6:39
On Wed, 18 Feb 2004 12:07:12 -0800, RJ <rockdeity@...> wrote:

>I am trying to invent a very simple functional language for an
entertainment >software product. Succinctly, it needs to be easily understandable by a
>machine, easily learned by children as young as 6 and as non-ethnocentric as >possible. I am considering modeling it after ASL or something similar and >using a simple grammar like a context-free grammar. Does anyone know any >valuable info for this endeavor or anyone who has attempted this before?
Check out the page on Furbish that some of us on this list (and some not) put together: Furbish imposed severe constraints on the phonology in order to more easily generate the sounds; you will want to impose severe constraints in order to make sounds more readily distinguishable by computer. Furbish had a very limited grammar and word-set. You will want both as well. I don't think you can get by with a context-free grammar, though. For ideas for a limited grammar, see Kalaba-X: Best regards, Jeffrey