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Teinvard (was: hi)

From:SuomenkieliMaa <suomenkieli@...>
Date:Monday, October 15, 2001, 10:57
--- The RipperDoc <ripperdoc@...> wrote:
> Teinvard differs quite much from real languages (it > was constructed), and isn't always so natural for > humans. For example, it lacks the use of > pronouns completely, have no irregularities and a > minimum of grammatical rules.
To a degree, Japanese can be described like this I think. There are pronouns, but 95% of the time one can totally avoid using them -- only if you really want to stress "who?" then you say the pronoun, for instance. Also, Japanese does not have many irregularities -- it's quite patternized. Finally, the grammar is not nearly as structured as many westerner natlangs. You place clauses in front of the noun they modify, so you needn't any relative pronouns (which, when, who); you can more frequently get away with saying "yes" or "no" where English might require the repetition of the verb or clause; you have natural pluralization (you can by indicators, but it's usually not necessary); etc.... Afraid to ask, but does anyone out there disagree? Matt33 __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Make a great connection at Yahoo! Personals.


Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>