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Re: CHAT Graeca sine flexione (was: Greek plosives)

From:Jim Henry <jimhenry1973@...>
Date:Friday, February 3, 2006, 13:46
On 2/3/06, Philip Newton <philip.newton@...> wrote:
> On 2/3/06, Isaac Penzev <isaacp@...> wrote:
> > Orthography - skip the aspirations and unify the stresses, and here you are ;) > > Which happens to be exactly what Modern Greek has done :)
Are we talking about just replacing the three stress marks with one (say, acute), or actually unifying the stress rule so stress marks need not be written because the stress is always predictable? I think the latter would be a better plan for a fauxlang like this, though the rule need not be as simple as the always-penult rule of Esperanto.
> > The *real* problem is - what shall we do with the Genitive??? > > Well, taking the lead from Romance, replace it with preposition + > flexion-less form. I propose "apo" (from, away from). > > So "the teacher's book" would become "to biblio apo to daskalo".
Or ek/eks? Or maybe some uses of the plain genitive are replaced by one preposition, some by another. We need to think about what prepositions will replace various uses of the plain dative as well. "eis" could work for some of them. -- Jim Henry


Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>