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Re: Ebisedian tutorial

From:bnathyuw <bnathyuw@...>
Date:Tuesday, August 20, 2002, 9:32
 --- "H. S. Teoh" <hsteoh@...> wrote: > Hi
> > Spurred by recent reactions to Ebisedian (by > unfortunate victims of > translation relays :-P), I've come to realize that > pointing people at a > reference grammar, or even attaching a crash-course > grammar, is > insufficient to explain how Ebisedian works, even at > the most basic level. > > So, I've decided that I need to write a tutorial, > that will cover the > basics in the simplest, most understandable manner > possible, using many > concrete examples instead of just giving general > principles and leaving it > up to the reader to fill in the blanks. But in order > for this to be of any > help, I (badly) need feedback. So I'd really > appreciate it if people would > please take a look at the initial draft of the > tutorial here: > > (PostScript) >
> (PDF) >
> > And tell me if it's clear, or still as obtuse as > ever. Especially > section 2, which talks about noun cases. (Noun cases > appear to be the most > confusing part of Ebisedian to people, it seems. > That's why I'm covering > that first.) > > Comments? suggestions? flames? fan-mail? ;-) >
well, i like it. a lot. and it's great to see the transcription in the proper fonts ! makes a HUGE difference . . . ! ( and looks rather pretty ) as to the noun cases, they make perfect sense to me. as i haven't studied your verbs yet i'm going to have to guess on this, but would i be right in thinking they wouodn't be marked for person. or is this pure presumption ? just a couple of comments : is ommission of breathings standard, or did they all have the abrupt ? i couldn't work it out with `yma1' / yma1'. also i find the smooth confusing, but that's cuz i'm used to greek where it goes the other way round . . . ! finally, you have a rogue 1 in the english word t1me in the discussion of the locative, but now i'm just picking nits ! anyway, can't wait for chapter 2. bn __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Everything you'll ever need on one web page from News and Sport to Email and Music Charts


H. S. Teoh <hsteoh@...>