Re: brz, or Plan B revisited (LONG)
|From:||Yahya Abdal-Aziz <yahya@...>|
|Date:||Monday, September 26, 2005, 13:24|
On Sun, 25 Sep 2005, Henrik Theiling wrote, in reply to Jörg Rhiemeier:
> > > For evaluation purposes, I do find the post-fix order easier (too much
> > > Reverse Polish, no doubt :)
> > My personal taste goes more towards a prefix order. But at any rate
> > NOT SVO! That's unelegant, and the notions of "subject" and "object"
> > doesn't apply well to loglangs anyway.
> Just curious: why 'unelegant'? I can understand that for more than
> two arguments, you get an asymmetry that might create the unelegance
> feeling. But what about langs with only two core arguments? Would
> that still be unelegant to you then? For me, in this constallation,
> it's equally elegant as any other word order.
> (For me, this is a pure taste question, not an optimality question in
> any way.)
There's something so ... inelegant about "unelegant". Defintiely creates
that feeling of inelegance. :-)
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