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200829Re: Announcing Pandari

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  • Gary Shannon
    Feb 2, 2014
      That's a good suggestion. I had thought of square brackets, but they
      looked too clunky. It hadn't occurred to be to dispense with the
      brackets. I'll make a local copy of the page and see how it looks that
      way. If I like it, I'll change it online.

      --gary

      On Sun, Feb 2, 2014 at 4:21 PM, MorphemeAddict <lytlesw@...> wrote:
      > 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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