170643Re: Plan B variations
- Mar 1, 2010Ray,
Thanks for the excellent answer!
On Mon, Mar 1, 2010 at 4:11 AM, R A Brown <ray@...> wrote:
> MorphemeAddict wrote:
>> Does anyone know of any variations of Jeff Prothero's Plan B? Where can I
>> find them?
> In September 1992 Jacques Guy wrote a satirical response to Plan B which
> IMO (probably not shared by all here) makes valid criticisms of the
> language. This can be found (the last article) on:
> In September 2005 Jörg and I discussed on Conlang ways of reforming Plan
> B's somewhat bizarre scheme of pronunciation. We agreed that Jeff
> Prothero's aim of providing a method whereby each quartet in a bit stream
> could map to pronounceable speech stream could have been effected more
> simply if each quartet mapped to a CV syllable (as indeed Jacques Guy had
> observed). My original scheme is preserved in Jörg's X-1 language:
> Jörg's language retains Jeff Prothero's method for segregating morphemes,
> but has different syntax.
> Subsequently (March 2006) I modified my earlier scheme, making it rather
> more 'user friendly'; see:
> Finally in July 2007, I modified this still further, giving a very simple
> syllabary of just 16 CV syllables; see:
> I discuss these various proposals on:
> Originally, I was intending to develop a loglang using those 16 syllables
> and I had a pages discussing Plan B's self-segregating morphemes and syntax.
> These are now not online.
> As far as self-segregating morphemes are concerned, basically, using the
> July 2007 syllabary, I adopted a modified of a scheme John Cowan suggested
> for his xuxuxi language, see:
> As for the syntax, I discussed this on a page which is currently off-line.
> But personally I found this aspect of the language unsatisfactory; my
> assessment was: "Indeed, it is only too apparent that Plan B is just a
> relexification of English with suffixes to show the precedence of each word
> in its parse tree. This last point, in my opinion, is a major criticism."
> Nid rhy hen neb i ddysgu.
> There's none too old to learn.
> [WELSH PROVERB]
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