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Yeah, I guess it might end up agglutinative, but it might still be
character-and-word based.

On 4/7/06, Yahya Abdal-Aziz <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> On Thu, 6 Apr 2006 veritosproject wrote:
> >
> > Has anyone done a language where the structure is mostly isolating but
> > the grammar has the form of a more agglutinating language?  In other
> > words, instead of case endings on a word, you would just have a
> > particle for each case?
> >
> > One thing I like about this syntax is that it lets you combine cases
> > somewhat easily--just throw on more particles.
> >
> > This might be an idea for past items on the list (namely isolating
> > Finnish).  Mine works somewhat like this, but it doesn't have much
> > work on it yet as I'm currently living out of a hotel room for the
> > next couple days.
>
>
> No, I haven't tried this yet, but ... how stable would
> such case particles be?  Wouldn't they rather quickly,
> er ... agglutinate?
>
> If so, I can see a scenario for an SF story:
> Bunch of conlangers gets dropped on a remote
> island / planet / Amazon backwater, subject to
> food (or other) rewards if and only if they build,
> and use, such a language.  (Think Big Brother on
> steroids.)  But, of course, after a few months, it
> all goes horribly wrong: the supply chain breaks
> down and they're all thrown on their own resources.
> Meanwhile, they've got so used to talking 'Isosyn
> Aggram', they use it by preference and ... (take it
> from here!)
>
> Regards,
> Yahya
>
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