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 anentertainment >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)
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: