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Re: Polysemy

From:Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Date:Sunday, November 16, 2003, 15:57
Quoting Ray Brown <ray.brown@...>:
> Would it be tolerable if, say, we > had BrScB* _dm_ = 'lord, master' and _dm_ = 'house', > disambiguated by "cements" so that, e.g. > dm't /'tEmEti/ = your master > dm-t /'tOmOtu/ = your house > > *This does _not_ mean that _dm_ will actually have either > of these meanings, not that _t_ will mean 'you, your' in the > final version of the language. > > Is this modest degree of polysemy tolerable?
I cannot see anything wrong with it in principle, but remind me why vowel letters shouldn't be used; _dmet_, _dmot_. Looks alot more like actual words. Andreas


Ray Brown <ray.brown@...>