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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 to pun. --And.


Ray Brown <ray.brown@...>