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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 > name?
Not in speech, but there are punctuation marks used to demark names, I think. -- "Only two things are infinite - the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the universe." - Albert Einstein ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTailor