BPFK Sections

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On Thu, 28 Apr 2005 wrote:

> Re: BPFK Sections
> I have a proposal:
> I would like to make a section called "Dictionary Frontspiece", which would contain those things that apply to broad categories of words that it seems silly to repeat for each definition. I'm thinking of things like the BAI discussion of nai, to'e, and so on (currently in the causals section), a brief comment about BAI gismu == BAI ku gismu, and magic word ordering issues.
> Does this seem like a bad idea to anyone?

On the contrary, it seems like an exceptionally good idea that will save
us a lot of work. It should be referred to in the individual entries,
though. For instance, "For a thorough explanation of the commonalities of
all cmavo in the class BAI, see page $foo in the preface."

> Anyone want to write it? It should just be c&p from extant sections.

I'd love to write it, but I'm not sure I have the time.

Arnt Richard Johansen
The names of a species, empire, language, homeworld, homestar and so
on will all be self-evidently related; Ogrons come from Ogros,
Arisians come from Arisia, Arcturans come from Arcturus, and Humans no
doubt come from Humus. --Justin B. Rye in A Primer In SF Xenolinguistics