DOS (was Re: Re Robot); conlangs with LOTS of cases
|From:||Jörg Rhiemeier <joerg.rhiemeier@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, September 12, 2000, 22:08|
Jonathan Chang tetent:
> In a message dated 2000:09:12 10:50:27 AM, artabanos@MAIL.UTEXAS.EDU writes:
> >Dan Sulani wrote:
> >> I still can't come to terms with the way I've heard Americans
> >> pronounce DOS,( = /das/). [...] After all, it's short for "Disk
> >> /a/-perating System.
> DOS = Dinosaur Operating System
No, it is Denial Of Service.
What is the largest number of cases you ever built into one of your
Or the largest number of cases you ever heard of being used in any
language, natural or constructed?
I once made a brain-storming to invent as many cases as I could come up
with, and found some 60 or so; most of them, however, were local cases
built by the means of an NEC-style "case construction kit". (North-east
Caucasian languages tend to have quite many local cases, marked with
bimorphemic suffixes composed of one suffix picked from an "in, above,
below, near, ..." series and one from an "to, from, at, around, ..."
I haven't yet built a conlang using all those cases, though. But I feel
that I'll just *have to* one day!