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Garrett Wrote:
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Hello everyone, I am creating a new language called Malat. It is
intended to be the most logical language ever created.
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 Check it out at http://www.metro.net/3jones/malat/
. I'd greatly appreciate any comments or ideas that you have.
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You have a pretty elegant system covering simple causuality, but what about
complex causuality? Where any single event is caused by a number of factors
with different weights, and any single event influences other events as a
single factor itself?

Obviously every simple causual system is a simplification of a a complex
causual system, so we are constantly missing details (and therefore
accuracy) the more we leave out relevant factors. Might I propose a system
where factors and there influence can by efficiently described? On second
thought, it would be even more interesting to see how you would extend your
grammar to encode more sophisticated causual systems.

Are you going to distinguish between different classes of events : singular
(point) events, activities, constants (like gravity causing attraction), etc
etc. ?

As the ULTIMATE logical language, how about disamiguating tense and aspect
more with qualifiers, so that instead of "a long time ago - nearing
completion" more specific terms can be easily specified as part of the
grammar such as "centuries ago - complete within years" where any level of
plurality is limited on a base 10 scale ( in other words, "centuries ago"
denotes up to 9 centuries, and "within years" denotes up to 9 years ).

As a fan of Rick Morneau's monograph myself, I am pleased to see another
conlang following his designs. Looks like it has provided a very rich pantry
for you to cook from.

David Gressett