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Re: Group Conlang (was: Re: a Conlang, created by the group?)

From:Tom Wier <artabanos@...>
Date:Wednesday, October 14, 1998, 17:45
Herman Miller wrote:

> I think I can accept the interchangeability of noun and verb roots if w=
> can come up with a good scheme for relating the meanings of the various > forms consistently. I don't want to end up with Esperanto where you hav=
e to
> memorize that you "marteli" [hammer] with a "martelo" rather than a > "martelilo", or English where "bite" can be either the act of biting or=
> impression left by the teeth.
What you bring up here is a good question, but I think we must remember that Esperanto was never intended to be a language where words were _inter_derivable, but rather only derivable: one way derivations. That may make it harder to learn, but it certainly is not something that is _bad_ per se, only something to be avoided. Esperanto is entirely consistent when you're talking about each derivable element. The system works -- it's just that the system is not complex enough to make it work among its seperate entities, which were not designed for that purpose. =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D= =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D= =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D Tom Wier <artabanos@...> ICQ#: 4315704 AIM: Deuterotom Website: <> "Cogito ergo sum, sed credo ergo ero." "Schlie=DFt den heil'gen Zirkel dichter, Schw=F6rt bei diesem goldnen Wein, Dem Gel=FCbde treu zu sein, Schw=F6rt es bei dem Sternenrichter!" - _Ode an die Freude_, J. F. von Schiller =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D= =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D= =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D =0D