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Duh!  Thanks.
Charlie

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From: Justin Kunimune <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thu, 01 Nov 2018 09:35:01 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Re: Fiat Lingua: Rick Morneau's Essays

The first consonant can be any of the 73 consonants. The vowel can be any
of the 6. The limitation comes with the last one, which can be any of the
73 consonants _besides_ the one that was already used for the first, so it
merely drops to 72.

73×6×72 = 31 536

2018年11月1日(木) 9:30 C. Brickner <[log in to unmask]>:

> Fascinating! Thanks. I'm eager to read the other essays. This particular
> one helped me with something I've long wanted to know. In Senjecas the
> structure of verb roots is CVC. I want to know how many roots there will be
> considering the Senjecan inventory. Math is not my strong suit. Senjecas
> has 25 consonants (one being null, e.g., "ba"),  According to the essay
> that would be 25X6x25 = 3,750 roots.
> But, except for the null, these consonants can be palatalized and
> velarized, resulting in 73x6x73 = 31,974.
> But there is a wrinkle. The two consonants cannot be the same. Thus, e.g.,
> "ded" cannot exist. Can anyone on the list figure this out for me. Thanks.
> Charlie
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: David Peterson <[log in to unmask]>
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Sent: Thu, 01 Nov 2018 05:10:14 -0400 (EDT)
> Subject: Fiat Lingua: Rick Morneau's Essays
>
> Happy November!
>
> Starting this month Fiat Lingua will be posting Rick Morneau's conlang
> essays in .pdf format in the order found on his website. The first is up
> here:
>
> http://fiatlingua.org/2018/11/
>
> All of these essays are still available on his website, of course—you can
> find them here:
>
> http://www.rickmor.x10.mx/essays.html
>
> Most conlangers who've been around for more than ten years know this. Those
> who are newer to the craft, though, do not. I wanted to put them up on Fiat
> Lingua, since it has a bit of a wider reach, and Rick agreed. If something
> else comes up for Fiat Lingua, I'll bump it up in the queue, but otherwise
> you can look out for a new Rick Morneau essay every month for the next
> several months.
>
> Happy conlanging!
>
> -David
>