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200822Re: Announcing Pandari

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  • MorphemeAddict
    Feb 2, 2014
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      If you keep all of the non-terminal words in upper case and all of the
      terminal words in lower case, you can dispense with the angle brackets,
      which are distracting.

      I'm looking forward to how this works out.

      stevo


      On Sun, Feb 2, 2014 at 7:10 PM, Gary Shannon <fiziwig@...> wrote:

      > My newest project. I've been looking for something to really sink my
      > teeth into, and I think this fills the bill.
      >
      > I'm going to build a language based completely on a modified formal
      > "right regular grammar". There will be no grammar outside of the list
      > of rewrite rules, and no lexicon outside of the list of rewrite rules.
      > In other wrods, the list of rewrite rules will completely define the
      > language, grammar and lexicon.
      >
      > So far my list has 14 rules, and the latest sentence I've translated
      > with those rules is: Níki i dári da hón xikár i asía patái. (My young
      > brother is a good teacher who is very happy.)
      >
      > Details and further explanations at:
      > http://cryptopian.com/conlang/pandari/pandari.html
      >
      > The rules so far are: (best viewed in mono-space type)
      >
      > 1. <S> -> <SUBJ> <PRED> // Defines "sentence"
      >
      > 2. <ADJ> -> dári // (young)
      > 3. <ADJ> -> hón // (good; skillful)
      > 4. <ADJ> -> patái // (happy)
      > 5. <ADJP> -> <ADJ> // Adjective Phrase is just an adjective
      > 6. <ADJP> -> asía <ADJ> // Adjective Phrase is "very" plus
      > adjective
      > 7. <N> -> níki // (brother)
      > 8. <N> -> xikár // (teacher)
      > 9. <NMOD> -> i <ADJP> // (who is; which is; that is)
      > 10. <NP> -> <ADJP> <NP> // Noun phrase can be pre-modified
      > 11. <NP> -> <N> <NMOD> // Noun phrase can be post-modified
      > 12. <PRED> -> ban <ADJP> // (is: copula for adjectives)
      > 13. <PRED> -> da <NP> // (is: copula for noun phrase)
      > 14. <SUBJ> -> <NP> // Subject can be a noun phrase
      >
      > And the derivation of the sentence is:
      >
      > <S> // Seed
      > <SUBJ> <PRED> // Rule 1
      > <NP> <PRED> // Rule 14
      > <N> <NMOD> <PRED> // Rule 11
      > níki <NMOD> <PRED> // Rule 7
      > níki i <ADJP> <PRED> // Rule 9
      > níki i <ADJ> <PRED> // Rule 5
      > níki i dári <PRED> // Rule 2
      > níki i dári da <NP> // Rule 13
      > níki i dári da <ADJP> <NP> // Rule 10
      > níki i dári da <ADJ> <NP> // Rule 5
      > níki i dári da hón <NP> // Rule 3
      > níki i dári da hón <N> <NMOD> // Rule 11
      > níki i dári da hón xikár <NMOD> // Rule 8
      > níki i dári da hón xikár i <ADJP> // Rule 9
      > níki i dári da hón xikár i asía patái // Rule 4
      > Q.E.D.
      >
      > Comments are always welcome
      >
      > --gary
      >
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