S7 / Ithkuil semantic classification schemes
|From:||John Quijada <jq_ithkuil@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, March 27, 2004, 16:14|
Henrik Theiling wrote:
>In the same way as Ithkuil, S7 uses one of its two root consonants as
>Is this a common thing to do?
>I came up with this idea recently (just before posting the nutshell)---------------
The coincidences mount! I, too, only recently introduced the consonantal
root-classification scheme into Ithkuil (about one year ago). It was the
2nd-to-last change I made on the language prior to posting it on the web
(the last change being a complete revision of the number system - the root
structure of numbers used to be centered on the prime numbers, but it was
just too unwieldy). As to whether it's common, I don't know. To me, it
just didn't make sense that the rest of the grammar was so interrelated and
matrix-like, but the actual root-consonsants were so arbitrarily assigned.
So I decided they needed to fall into semantic classes. Once again,
convergent ideas produce similar results!
By the way, in all our discussions, I failed to congratulate you on S7.
Impressive! The similarities here and there to Ithkuil and Telona only
serve to illustrate we're all on parallel thought wavelengths in our
approaches to "engelangs."