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CONLANG  May 2010, Week 2

CONLANG May 2010, Week 2

Subject:

Narn "narn"!

From:

Sai Emrys <[log in to unmask]>

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Constructed Languages List <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Sat, 8 May 2010 23:54:56 -0400

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Narn!

So hopefully you all narn the narn "foo". It's a metasyntactic
variable - a narn of arbitrary placeholder name. [cf:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foo]

I hereby narn another narn: "narn".

"Narn" is similar, but can narn any constituent - from unbound
morpheme to a whole narn. Its value is the *clear pragmatic default*
in any narn; e.g. "Narn!" on meeting someone may not mean *"I have a
new car!", but rather a narny gre