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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • From my poor grasp of Esperanto grammar.. monger would become: Mongero - Male Mongerino - Female Mongereto - Child monger Mongeroj - Multiple mongers Suffix with an 'n' if the monger is the.. object (?) of the sentence? A guide to Esperanto Nouns [upenn.edu] is available.
    • *sigh* I wish Slashcode was Plain Old Text by default, I always forget, and I'm an impatient idiot who doesn't use Preview :-)

      Mongero - Male
      Mongerino - Female
      Mongereto - Child monger
      Mongeroj - Multiple mongers
      • If you want to be politically correct, use the prefix 'be' to talk about either sex mongers: bemangeroj

        BTW: how one would say in esperanto "Parrot : all our languages are belong to us"? :)

        • Oops. I meant to say the prefix "ge". So it gives gemongeroj.

          The XML addicts are talking about ontology but have not produced anything convincing except another bird (OWL). And natural language material is out of their reach. Probably one could extract information using programs from perl docs if it was in esperanto.

          • Probably one could extract information using programs from perl docs if it was in esperanto.

            Or lojban [lojban.org], which is grammatically unambiguous.

            (It's not semantically ambiguous, because (a) that wouldn't be any fun, and (b) it's impossible. Oh, and (c), quantum physics or Gödel or mumble mumble.) :-)
            • >> Probably one could extract information using programs from perl docs if it was in esperanto.

              > Or lojban, which is grammatically unambiguous.

              Actually, lojban would be great for the computer. Too bad it's a bitch for mere human brains.

              Esperanto isn't too good for computer parsing, due to it's morphological ambiguity. Its flexibility makes it great for humans, though.

              If you want to go simple and vague, try Toki Pona [tokipona.org]. Very small lexicon.