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Re: New Polysynthetic (?) Language

From:David J. Peterson <dedalvs@...>
Date:Saturday, June 2, 2007, 8:27
Joseph F. wrote:
Anyone here interested in polysynthetic languages?  I've been working
on something like one for a bit and have just finished translating
the North Wind and the Sun:

I'm sorry for the slightly tangential reply, but this has *really*
been bugging for a long time.

When I follow Joseph's link, I get a question mark surrounded
by a diamond for every accented character.  This is ridiculous.
I have every Unicode font under the sun; there's *no* reason
why this should be happening; I use Unicode *everywhere* on
my site; and yet...

Does this have something to do with the fact that I use a Mac?
Both Safari and Firefox display question marks.  If I view the
source I get question marks.  Am I doing something wrong?
Has anyone had a similar experience?

Regarding the language, according to wikipedia...

...your language counts as polysynthetic.  I find it troubling
that the entire definition depends on the notion of the morpheme.
I wonder how much of linguistics would be left if you remove
the notion of the morpheme, or treated it as nothing more than
a sociological byproduct of the field...?

"sunly eleSkarez ygralleryf ydZZixelje je ox2mejze."
"No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn."

-Jim Morrison


Joseph Fatula <joefatula@...>