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Re: Long Languages

From:Joshua Shinavier <ajshinav@...>
Date:Tuesday, May 11, 1999, 10:38
> Yes, Drasel=E9q is a bit long. The verbs are particularly ugly, > I think; for example, the third person singular past tense > is marked by -=FCaq, which is *very* long, and phonetically > bothering. The ancient language had _uyaku_ as an optional > particle for this purpose; Drasel=E9q transformed it into > _=FCaq_ and a suffix, but it's still long, given the simplifying > tendency of Drasel=E9q. The long passive participle mark, > -tentan (for -ten verbs) is another such example. I've > thought of shortening them but I'm stuck with lots of > written "settled" texts that I'd rather not change. >=20 >=20 > --Pablo Flores
You call that long, do you? Try Aroven -yavet (shortest form: -yar)! Despite some longish forms like this though, Aroven tends to be slightly shorter than English in most contexts. When the subject is science, philos= ophy, abstract topics in general, it is much shorter as this is Aroven's specialt= y. Agglutination is great for packing lots of meaning into a single word. Josh _/_/ _/_/ _/_/_/_/ Joshua Shinavier =20 _/ _/ _/ Loorenstrasse 74, Zimmer B321=20 _/ _/ _/_/_/_/ CH-8053 Z=FCrich =20 _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ Switzerland =20 _/_/_/_/ _/_/_/_/ _/_/_/_/ Danov=EBn pages: