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Conciseness (was: Hi all!! I'm a newcomer.)

From:Ray Brown <ray.brown@...>
Date:Tuesday, June 8, 2004, 5:10
On Monday, June 7, 2004, at 06:13 , Joe wrote:

> Yeah, but I was emphasising conciseness. I've found that a simple > sentence - verb, subject, and object, can't really be expressed with > less than three syllables.
It certainly can, really & truly; e.g. tu l'aimes /tylEm/ two syllables je l'aime /ZlEm/ one syllable If you're after conciseness, then you must check out Skrintha's (aka Srikanth's) Lin. The first challenge will be to make your language as concise (and if you're stuck with the idea that a morpheme must consist of at least a syllable, you're onto a looser), then the real challenge is to improve on Lin's concision :-) Ray =============================================== (home) (work) =============================================== "A mind which thinks at its own expense will always interfere with language." J.G. Hamann, 1760


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