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Re: THEORY: irregular conlangs

From:Herman Miller <hmiller@...>
Date:Saturday, October 2, 1999, 3:39
On Fri, 1 Oct 1999 00:28:29 +0100, Daniel Andreasson
<noldo@...> wrote:

>Anyway. My two questions. What do you guys think >of this? And do you do this in your conlangs? >AFAIK, in most languages the copula verb is >irregular, but most conlangs seem to be very regular. >Am I right or wrong? I know many of you (as I once) >want an extremely logical language, one that you >have to invent because there aren't any logical=20 >natlangs. But those of you who persue a natlangy >touch of your conlang, how far do you go in your >irregularities?
Not far enough! Some irregularities naturally crept into my languages and= I kept them, but I haven't been trying to add irregularities for realism. That's definitely one thing I'll want to keep in mind for my reforms of = the Kolagian languages once I get around to it (i.e., when my work load gets back to normal and I actually have time for time-consuming hobbies like Kolagian language reform). --=20 languages of Kolagia---> = +---<>--- Thryomanes /"If all Printers were determin'd not to print = any (Herman Miller) / thing till they were sure it would offend no = body, moc.oi @ rellimh <-/ there would be very little printed." -Ben = Franklin