June 8th, 2006

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  • saizai

On the Design of an Ideal Language, Revision 8

[Originally posted 12 March 02. Last updated 8 June 06.]

Comment! Response is appreciated, and helps catalyze thought.

Note: this is a document under revision. Even *I* don't agree with myself all the time, and I expect people to disagree with the points I have to make here. As that happens, I'll do what I can to reconcile their opinions into some compromise, or at least list "dissenting opinions" alongside the major points, and give a decent answer as to why I said what I did.

Read others' comments! There are a *lot* of interesting ones, and some of the threads serve to explain my meaning a bit better than stated here. Not to mention that there are some excellent points of disagreement.

v8 8 June 06: added Principles of Noise Resistance and EntropyCollapse )
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  • saizai

On the Design of an Ideal Language, Revision 8

http://community.livejournal.com/conlangs/14524.html

v8 8 June 06: added Principles of Noise Resistance and Entropy

If you haven't read ODIL yet, go do so. Yes, it's mine, but I think it's worth reading.

This is a spinnoff from http://listserv.brown.edu/archives/cgi-bin/wa?A1=ind0606b&L=conlang - "On the design of an ideal language - finally, my (long!) response", which was re http://listserv.brown.edu/archives/cgi-bin/wa?A1=ind0605a&L=conlang "On the design of an ideal language" abd "Impossible Gibberish (was Re: On the design of an ideal language)", in turn re. ODIL itself.