Re: (opinion) self-seggregation considered harmful
|From:||And Rosta <a.rosta@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, July 6, 2004, 22:39|
> This is just an personal remark abou self-seggregative conlangs: except
> computers, who cares about words being unambiguously separable? This
> prevents puns, and for these of you whose L1 is French, you certainly
> know how semantically productive puns can be!
People who care about self-segregation would be those who value the
potential for unambiguity over the potential for *perfect* puns.
(Even a self-segregating language can allow for near-puns and other
paronomasia.) In my linguistic life I far more often find myself
straining to formulate a locution unambiguously than straining