- Language: Minyeva
- Created: 1997
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- Language family: logical language
A constructed language by Garrett Jones.
Minyeva (previously Malat) is a language with regular structure and some unique syntactic features. Sentence structure is a causation string with each entity as a pivot around which their actions and states are placed. The resulting sentences are either VSO or SVO. The case system is a unique tripartite system with is one type of subject and two types of objects.
Language sources: Minyeva counts as its inspiration other regular and logical languages: Lojban, Esperanto, Rick Morneau's Katanda, and other random languages. The vocabulary is a priori.
major goals: - COMPENDIOUSNESS. I concentrate on providing specific forms plus vague forms so that you can be as specific or as vague as you like. - REGULARITY. Syntactically regular, but not necessarily lexically regular (as in completely regular derivation of related concepts). - LEARNABILITY semi-major goals: - REDUNDANCY. I want the language to be usable in noisy environments. - SYNTACTIC NON-AMBIGUITY. But I won't sacrifice ease of use for this goal. - AESTHETICS - NATURALNESS. I want it to obey most universals, but not much aside from that. minor goals: - PARSABILITY. Whenever this goal doesn't conflict with higher goals. - LOGICALITY. Maybe I'll pay attention to this later. - LOCAL/FORMAL SIMPLICITY. I want the language to be useable. - SEMANTIC PRECISION. This seems to be related in some way to the thing right above. - FLEXIBILITY. Just a little more flexibility than natural languages. - CONCISION. I don't want sentence length to get out of hand. not goals: - ICONICITY. Related words don't necessarily have related form at all. - GLOBAL/FUNCTIONAL SIMPLICITY
Currently I'm the only one that knows any of the language, since it's in development. After development, my girlfriend and others will learn it.