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Ebisedian tutorial

From:H. S. Teoh <hsteoh@...>
Date:Monday, August 19, 2002, 18:06
Hi all.

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:


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? ;-)


Too many people seek freedom but are enslaved by their seeking.


JS Bangs <jaspax@...>
Peter Clark <peter-clark@...>
H. S. Teoh <hsteoh@...>
Rik <rik@...>
Jan van Steenbergen <ijzeren_jan@...>
bnathyuw <bnathyuw@...>