Re: LUNATIC again
|From:||Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, November 10, 1998, 5:30|
> What is the professional, objective, linguistic basis for an Anglicism
> being seen as inelegant? The implication seems to be that a Malayalamism
> or a Finnishism would be much more elegant.
I don't think that that was what he meant, it was simply that since most
of the speakers of Lojban are native English speakers, so that they're
not going to make Finnishisms. The point (I think) was that allowing
one's native language to work its way into their conlang is inelegant.
"It has occured to me more than once that holy boredom is good and
sufficient reason for the invention of free will." - "Lord Leto II"
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