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Erbrice,
Given that you use Gmail, which collates all emails into a thread, I suggest
reading through all preceding emails before replying together to all of them
in the same mail. It helps to preserve unity and makes for a holistic
response.

Eugene

On Wed, Jan 14, 2009 at 11:01 PM, Erbrice <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Le 14 janv. 09 à 21:34, Amanda Babcock Furrow a écrit :
>
>  On Wed, Jan 14, 2009 at 08:23:22PM +0000, R A Brown wrote:
>>
>>  David J. Peterson wrote:
>>>
>>>> The task you're doing can be done to any concept pretty much
>>>> however you see fit.  If "rain" is "sky + water", perhaps "sky" is
>>>> "up + air".
>>>>
>>>
>>> True - the splitting could in fact go on ad_infinitum. We could
>>> certainly split 'air' and, I guess, if one wanted to, it wouldn't be too
>>> difficult to split 'up'. 'water', of course, can be readily split.
>>>
>>
>> One might wish to make a language in which every concept is expressed as
>> a combination of semantic primes - but primes which are no longer
>> meaningful in isolation!  So "rain" would be the archaic words for "sky"
>> and "water", but "sky" would instead be the archaic words for "up" and
>> "air"... etc.
>>
> You hardly split air, you could only if you speak on a particule point of
> view.
> But you easily split computer as the chinese "electric brain" does
> obvously there are things you can split and things not....
> i agree with you if you say there's a hard word to choose them.
>
>
>> Obviously if done without exception, this would be rather artificial, and
>> kind of reminiscent of that Star Trek language with "Shaka, when the walls
>> fell" or somesuch.  Probably a few of the old words should remain usable
>> in isolation.
>>
>> (This also reminds me a bit of the use of Chinese characters!  Once
>> (almost)
>> all words in themselves, now they are often paired to make words.  IIRC
>> this was because of falling-together due to the erosion that brought tones
>> to the language.  Maybe erosion could drive your language into
>> oligosynthesis?)
>>
>> Also, one nice touch would be to have a few remaining uses of the archaic
>> words in frozen formulas.
>>
>> This is beginning to sound like fun!
>>
>> tylakèhlpë'fö,
>> Amanda
>>
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