LISTSERV mailing list manager LISTSERV 16.5

Help for CONLANG Archives


CONLANG Archives

CONLANG Archives


CONLANG@LISTSERV.BROWN.EDU


View:

Message:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

By Topic:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

By Author:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

Font:

Proportional Font

LISTSERV Archives

LISTSERV Archives

CONLANG Home

CONLANG Home

CONLANG  October 2001, Week 3

CONLANG October 2001, Week 3

Subject:

Teinvard (was: hi)

From:

SuomenkieliMaa <[log in to unmask]>

Reply-To:

Constructed Languages List <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Mon, 15 Oct 2001 03:57:25 -0700

Content-Type:

text/plain

Parts/Attachments:

Parts/Attachments

text/plain (37 lines)

--- The RipperDoc <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Teinvard differs quite much from real languages (it
> was constructed), and isn't always so natural for
> humans. For example, it lacks the use of
> pronouns completely, have no irregularities and a
> minimum of grammatical rules.

To a degree, Japanese can be described like this I
think.  There are pronouns, but 95% of the time one
can totally avoid using them -- only if you really
want to stress "who?" then you say the pronoun, for
instance.

Also, Japanese does not have many irregularities --
it's quite patternized.

Finally, the grammar is not nearly as structured as
many westerner natlangs.  You place clauses in front
of the noun they modify, so you needn't any relative
pronouns (which, when, who); you can more frequently
get away with saying "yes" or "no" where English might
require the repetition of the verb or clause; you have
natural pluralization (you can by indicators, but it's
usually not necessary); etc....

Afraid to ask, but does anyone out there disagree?

Matt33




__________________________________________________
Do You Yahoo!?
Make a great connection at Yahoo! Personals.
http://personals.yahoo.com

Top of Message | Previous Page | Permalink

Advanced Options


Options

Error during command authentication.

Error - unable to initiate communication with LISTSERV (errno=104). The server is probably not started.

Log In

Log In

Get Password

Get Password


Subscribe or Unsubscribe

Subscribe or Unsubscribe


Archives

ATOM RSS1 RSS2



LISTSERV.BROWN.EDU

CataList Email List Search Powered by the LISTSERV Email List Manager