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Re: Sample Sentences (Was: Re: A Grammar for a Pictographic conlang)

From:Rik Roots <rik@...>
Date:Thursday, December 18, 2008, 15:20
Gary Shannon wrote:
> According to the preface of the book the book is for teaching English-speaking > students how to diagram sentences. They start very simple and get more > complex. I have found that they cover an awful lot of grammatical ground and > make excellent test sentences for conlangs. In addition, they provide a wide > ranging lexicon that helps fill holes in conlang dictionaries. > > --gary > >
I don't disagree. I just need to work out some sentences which do a similar job for Akat - I need sentences that test the grammar and syntax in a more methodical way than the sentences I'm currently working through manage to do. The early chapters of the McGuffey primer are wonderfully sonorous! Another thing to keep in mind when collecting examples for the "Teach Yourself Akat" webpages ... Rik