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by Logomachist
Wed May 26, 2010 1:07 pm
Forum: sin pi toki pona
Topic: Toki Pona's community
Replies: 42
Views: 14056

Re: Introducing new nimi

But to intentionally, significantly expand toki pona's vocab is a radical departure from the original design goals. I'm not implying that we should give tp a 1000 word vocabulary. On the contrary, I think we should keep the official vocabulary small- just add a few well chosen words here and there ...
by Logomachist
Wed May 26, 2010 11:29 am
Forum: jan pi toki pona
Topic: toki! anyone has texts about Toki Pona?
Replies: 33
Views: 9845

Are you agreeing with me? I can't tell.

Are you agreeing with me? I can't tell.
by Logomachist
Sat May 22, 2010 11:13 pm
Forum: jan pi toki pona
Topic: meli pi toki pona li lon ma seme?
Replies: 34
Views: 7585

Women, language, and shaping the "masses" <--- haha pun inte

I agree that stereotypes can be used to manipulate how masses think, and I agree the media can be used to create and destroy stereotypes, and so those who control the media will be able to exercise an extra degree of control over a culture by controlling which stereotypes they believe in and respond...
by Logomachist
Sat May 22, 2010 4:50 pm
Forum: jan pi toki pona
Topic: meli pi toki pona li lon ma seme?
Replies: 34
Views: 7585

Re: It doesn't surprise me that Láadan failed to catch on.

jan musi pi len noka wrote:The "Reformed Egyption" of Mormonism was almost a conlang
jan musi pi len noka wrote:,Smith probably intended to create a language and rapidly found out it was more work than necessary.


Better still, if the plates had actually existed then he really could have translated them.
by Logomachist
Sat May 22, 2010 4:14 pm
Forum: sin pi toki pona
Topic: Toki Pona's community
Replies: 42
Views: 14056

Introducing new nimi

This one I'm for, but the unofficial words? I hope you only mean proper names for places and people. No I'm actually in favor of slowing expanding the vocabulary to enable us to talk about things that we want to talk about but don't have the words for. It is the nature of constructed languages that...
by Logomachist
Thu May 20, 2010 4:16 pm
Forum: sona pona
Topic: Increased awareness of garden path sentences
Replies: 10
Views: 8787

What is garden pathing?

What is garden pathing?
by Logomachist
Thu May 20, 2010 4:03 pm
Forum: jan pi toki pona
Topic: toki! anyone has texts about Toki Pona?
Replies: 33
Views: 9845

How would you design an experiment to test W-S?

How would you design an experiment to determine whether the hypothesis is valid or not? I know a lot of people believe in the idea of languages controlling what you can think, but if it were true I would think it would have been tested by now.
by Logomachist
Thu May 20, 2010 3:41 pm
Forum: jan pi toki pona
Topic: sina toki e toki seme?
Replies: 16
Views: 4827

Nice video on aUI

Enlightening video. I find it interesting that aUI was able to assemble such few symbols into so coherent vocabularies. Has anyone really looked into it? It shocked me to hear that they imported words from Latin while still maintaining their philosophical composition. No, the vocabulary isn't provid...
by Logomachist
Thu May 20, 2010 7:05 am
Forum: jan pi toki pona
Topic: meli pi toki pona li lon ma seme?
Replies: 34
Views: 7585

Re: It doesn't surprise me that Láadan failed to catch on.

It's worked well for religion though-- sanskrit, latin and arabic seem to be surviving on a prestige factor that people tend to fight about. Hebrew too. And arguably Egyptian hieroglyphics. I guess religion really IS a good way to promote your language, although it must be an easier sell if it is/w...

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