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Re: Why do type 6s come before type 7s?

lab DloraH:

>  > you have the rules in your brain, and therefore you can feel what's
>>  right and wrong. unless you don't give names and rules to what you
>>  feel, you cannot teach the language to someone else, you can only
>>  repeat it and make the other one repeat. this is the natural way of
>>  teaching, and of course it is beautiful and all. the only problem
>>  here is that i am interested in the rules. i want to know them by
>>  name, as to speak. you don't. that's all.
>How are you at algebra?

fine, thanks. (i presume.)

>For naming, simply use mathematical variables x, y, z, etc.
>MO didn't give us a name to refer to all that stuff in front of the 
>object.  We
>tend to use the mathematical variable "header".
>If you want to know what it's called when you put -Daq on a noun and put it in
>the header area, refer to it as X.
>When I started klingon I didn't know what all this linguistic stuff means. 
>What the heck was a diminutive?  I didn't learn that in school.  I looked at
>the examples and figured out the concept they were refering to.  I 
>still didn't
>learn the word "diminutive".  I stored the overall concept that I saw in the
>examples into a variable; instead of X, I used the variable -Hom.
>What name does my mind think of when I think about putting -Daq on a noun?  I
>call it -Daq.

it's a good name.

>I don't now what this little gismo is called inside of the carburator, but I
>have rebuilt a few engines; I'll assign that part the variable name "thingy".
>What's the procedure called when we put a new tube of ink into a pen?  It must
>have a name so I can understand how to put it in there.  We can't call
>it "refill" because that name can mean many things.

good names, too.

i'll keep all this in mind. thank you.


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