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176503Re: Just For Fun: A 30-Day Conlang

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  • Ph.D.
    Nov 1, 2010
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      Gary,

      I like the start of your new conlang, but I never thought
      you'd ever use terminology like "that 'kh' is a voiceless
      velar or possibly uvular fricative." :-)

      --Ph. D.


      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Gary Shannon" <fiziwig@...>
      To: <CONLANG@...>
      Sent: Monday, November 01, 2010 1:26 PM
      Subject: Re: Just For Fun: A 30-Day Conlang


      > Since all of my previous conlangs (with the exception of a reverse
      > Polish experiment) have been SVO, my first executive decision in
      > creating my new, unamed 30-day conlang is that it will have VOS word
      > order so that I won't be tempted to borrow from any of my older
      > grammars.
      >
      > In fact, after playing with English glosses I settled on this basic
      > sentence structure:
      >
      > VPOTS
      >
      > V = verb, only exists in the present tense
      > P = zero or more prepositional phrases
      > O = optional direct object (if verb is transitive)
      > T = tense modifying aux/particle
      > S = subject
      >
      > So there would English glosses like:
      >
      > Give to Mary the book did John.
      > Climb the tree will my cat.
      > Run has-been-doing the dog.
      >
      > I will update my website later today with a translation of the first
      > few sentences (75 words worth) and the complete lexicon once I get
      > that far.
      >
      > --gary
      > http://fiziwig.com/conlang/thirty_day.html
      >
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