Re: Appositives, more gender, careers
|From:||Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>|
|Date:||Monday, September 11, 2000, 1:53|
"H. S. Teoh" wrote:
> Though it might pose an ambiguity problem if the foreign
> name is long and happens to coincide with an actual word in your conlang
> when transliterated.
That's actually the main reason FOR the name-words. Many names are
based on actual words, especially place names, and these words help to
disambiguate in cases where a word could otherwise be interpreted as
referring to the actual object.
> Unless there's a way the lang marks out the exact boundaries of the
Not in speech, but there are punctuation marks used to demark names, I
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