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Re: Bootstrapping a cooperative conlang

From:Gary Shannon <fiziwig@...>
Date:Sunday, November 18, 2007, 18:58
--- MorphemeAddict@WMCONNECT.COM wrote:

> In a message dated 11/17/2007 9:01:00 PM Central Standard Time, > fiziwig@YAHOO.COM writes:
<snip 4.3 bazzilion definitions for mouse> So which one comes to mind when a little girl jumps up on the chair and shouts "Eeek! A mouse!"? And which would you use in the name "Mickey Mouse", (or "Mighty Mouse")? And what do ask for at the store when you want a "mouse trap"? A conlang that will only ever be used for casual socializing on the Internet certainly doesn't need more than one word for "generic mouse". And in English, at least, "mouse" is a genus name, not a species name: "A mouse (plural mice) is a rodent that belongs to one of numerous species of small mammals." -- Wikipedia --gary
> > On the other hand, how many people can tell a mouse from a shrew? (The > little critter keeps sneaking into my kitchen!) > > stevo </HTML> >