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> Language-wise, I mean syntactic ambiguity. I'm not trying to eliminate
> even that, but only to make it unlikely that a given sentence can be
> parsed in more than one way. The 'Time flies like an arrow' sort of
> example is mostly what I want to avoid. As for semantics, I also want
> to make it easy (with as little circumlocution as possible) to clarify
> meaning.

FWIW that example's not ambiguous when spoken, due to stress patterns.
Is that sufficient for your purposes? It would also fit your desire
for minor changes (eg stress) to create major semantic shifts.

- Sai