--- 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
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?
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