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Re: Changing worldviews with language (LONG)

From:Nihil Sum <nihilsum@...>
Date:Monday, November 4, 2002, 2:21
H. S. Teoh wrote:

>Mmmm... transitivity... well, Ebisedian does not have any concept of >transitivity. It has no concept of subject/object.
Yes, that's what I was getting at. Harald seemed to suggest that we were all sticking with certain prinicples like transitivity. I used Ebisedian as a counterexample. It also makes me want to work more on my two non-transitive grammars, Tolborese and Omurax. Rhean (transitive) seems to absorb a lot of the time and ideas which I originally intend for other languages.
>Ah, you really should take a look at Matthew's "bac". Its grammar is very >similar to what you describe here.
I have, when he posted the piece for the six-and-a-halfth relay. NS _________________________________________________________________ Unlimited Internet access -- and 2 months free! Try MSN.