August 25th, 2008

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About that new Láadan grammar; problem solved...

Douglas Dee has gifted me with the solution to my problem of how to structure my new Láadan grammar. In a comment, he wrote:

"Maybe instead of dragons, and instead of 'dialogues with Dick and Jane and Spot and Puff and Mother and Father', you could use the frame of a bunch of people going to a science fiction convention."

That is 99 and 99/100 percent perfect. I'm just going to give it one tweak: I'm going to use the frame of a bunch of people and a dragon going to a science fiction convention.

Thank you, Douglas. And my thanks to all the rest of you who posted suggestions and advice for me about making this choice; I'm grateful for every comment, and for all your help.