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== The contents ==
== The contents ==
'''''This part of the document is a draft.''''' -- [[User:Uakci|Uakci]] ([[User talk:Uakci|talk]])

=== Syntax ===
=== Syntax ===

Revision as of 22:06, 24 March 2020

Modular Language Architecture

This section will explore how a language could be broken down into modules.

Module Breakdown

Different sets of phonemes which can be used.
Different rules for how a phonology can be assembled into words.
Writing System
Structure, Syntax, and Semantics
  • Provides set of non-core/non-syntactic/non-structural words with defined meanings
  • Not attached to specific phonological forms
  • Different vocabulary module instances could incorporate different philosophies
  • e.g. world view for constructing composites:
    Have a word for 'tooth', or have a compound like 'mouth-stone'?

Module Hierarchy

  • Morphology
    • Written
      • Writing System
    • Verbal
      • Phonotactics
        • Phonology
  • Vocabulary
  • Structure, syntax, semantics

The contents

This part of the document is a draft. -- Uakci (talk)


Numbers and counting

  • Representation
    Numerals as a part of speech
    numbers constitute a separate grammatical class
    • Lojban: (the selma'o (grammatical class) PA)
    Numbers as predicates
    numbers are cardinality predicates (‘x₁ is three in number’ etc.)
  • Composition
    values are expressed as a sequence of digits in positional notation
    • Lojban: pa re ci vo mu (lit. ‘1 2 3 4 5’) denotes the number 12,345
  • Usage
    As quantifiers
    numbers attach to terms and scope over the sentence, signifying how many values of the term satisfy the sentence
    • Lojban: pa da (lit. ‘one something’) = ‘there exists exactly one thing that…’