... This is PRECISELY the problem with Gravgaln that drove be to tear the whole thing down and start over. Well, that and some of the vocab and lack ofMessage 1 of 81 , Apr 20View SourceOn Sat, Apr 20, 2013 at 10:25 AM, Alex Fink <000024@...> wrote:
>This is PRECISELY the problem with Gravgaln that drove be to tear the whole
> This brings to mind another phenomenon in conlangs that, to me, has a
> similar "pasting things on without care" feel to kitchen-sinkiness. Some
> conlangs have a phonological inventory which is unproblematic per se, but
> its deployment is unnaturally lopsided, and gives the impression of
> exoticising some of its members.
> The conlanger will start with, say, an English-like inventory, and so all
> their favourite words with long histories, and all the Dick and Jane
> stratum of words, will use phonemes only drawn from this set. Then they'll
> later add some stuff and not really integrate it, but only use it in
> coinages made thereafter: so the inventory will contain ejectives or
> uvulars or whatnot, but they'll be restricted to more rare or obscure words.
thing down and start over. Well, that and some of the vocab and lack of
derivational connectedness was stoopid.
... I had this kind of problem in my hometown; after a long time not going there, I wasn t able to understand some slangs my cousins spoke on the streets. ButMessage 81 of 81 , May 1View Source2013/5/1 Padraic Brown <elemtilas@...>:
>> parse grammatical constructions, interpret meaning -- all within aI had this kind of problem in my hometown; after a long time not going
>> second or so before you're unable to keep up. I know people who are
>> excellent at reading/writing English, but falter at the slightest turn of
>> phrase or colloquialism in conversation. Throw in local dialects /
>> slang, and you easily have the situation Widstrand found himself in.
there, I wasn't able to understand some slangs my cousins spoke on the
streets. But they were young people that are always inventing new