Re: "nonasemy" ( was: Re: your conlang, please? (Rich Aunt gets hold
|From:||R. Skrintha <srik@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, October 10, 1998, 8:11|
Hi, Ray and &,
On Thu, 8 Oct 1998, Raymond A. Brown wrote:
> At 1:29 pm +0000 8/10/98, And Rosta wrote:
> >> In broad outline, Lin is a compact lang, with a compression factor of
> >> about >3.0 wrt English. Ex., "i5o m" means all of '(the) important
> >> agreement is possible'. It has the feature of nonasemy, whereby each word
> >> of the lang has at least 9 meanings (three PoS decked on three
> >> generations).
> >Shdn't that be "enneasemy"?
Yea, you're right. Ray had pointed this to me a while ago, tho i had
chosen the nona- form because i was more used to it. But, i guess i
might as well change it now. Let consistency prevail.... :-)
> Yes, certainly "enneasemy" would be better, in the same way that a
> nine-sided figure is better called an "enneagon". Alas, mathematicians
> I've met haven't a clue what I'm talking about & politely tell me that the
> thing is a "nonagon".
Even physicists wdn't have a clue, i think! :)