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Re: New Language

From:Garrett <3jones@...>
Date:Thursday, November 19, 1998, 1:34
Mathias M. Lassailly wrote:

> Didier wrote : > Garrett wrote: > > > > > Hello everyone, I am creating a new language called Malat. It is > > > intended to be the most logical language ever created. > > > > That's a rather presomptuous aim, don't you think? I have always > > wondered what people meant by *logical* languages (are there any > > *illogical* languages, by the way?), and as a matter of facts, > > many so-called logical langs often show lots of illogicalities, > > whereas artlangs are sometimes paradoxically much more regular > > and logical... > > > > Hey, Didier, don't be too hard on Garrett. There's nothing wrong in making the > language one thinks most logical to one's own standards :-) > Cause/effect may be declined in many different ways such as a fine tuning from causality > to function : > > causality : I make him grind; > finality : He mills cereal to feed his children; > transformation : The mill grinds cereal into flour; > attribution : The woman gives birth to a child > function : The mills (*mills) cereal > etc. > There are many other cause/effect relations that other non-linguist conlangers > like me still ignore. Maybe Garret may point some interesting ones. > > Mathias > > ----- > See the original message at
Some other ideas could be considered a type of causality: reason: I hit him because I didn't like him. purpose: I opened the window to cool the room. These and similar ideas would be expressed using a connector word between the actions/states. What other cause/effect relationships are there? -- -Time is what keeps everything from happening at once. -Garrett Jones aka Alkaline Rising Sun - C&C2: Tiberian Sun - Malat -