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Larry Sulky wrote:
 > On Jan 12, 2008 4:36 PM, Franz Sledge <f_a_sledge@...> wrote:
 >
 >> Vocabulary is only part of the language. Think about what is _not_ in
 >> Papiamentu: the particular phonemes that are not included, the consonant
 >> clusters that are not allowed, the declension of nouns and pronouns, the
 >> Spanish-style and Dutch-style verb conjugations both regular and 
irregular.
 >> All gone! Gently scrubbed away by the tradewinds.
 >
 > Well, the phoneme and tone inventory is a bit heavy (from
 > http://www.une.edu.au/langnet/definitions/papiamentu.html#sounds-hce):

Wow! What an inventory of vowels and consonants! There are also 
consonant clusters, e.g. "tres strea" (three stars). And the language 
uses three different orthographies, one for each main island. 
Unbelievable for such a small language!

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Risto Kupsala
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Pandunia - a cross-cultural IAL
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