International postposition markup language
An optimal international auxiliary language idea

This is not quite an invention, but it's a solution, which I thought of while thinking of as how to create an optimal international language.

This language idea is based on the further statements that I accept to be valid:

1) Every part of speech can be nounized.
2) A thought (text, chapter, sentence) is but a characterization of one set of things by another set of things
3) Syntax is but a way to tell, what is subject, what is object etc.
4) What is subject, object etc. can be denoted in other ways, for example, in XML style.
5) XML is impractical for daily conversations

Moreover, it is impractical to create new language in general. The goal is to ease the international communication.

Therefore I propose creating a large set of International Postpositions (or prepositions) acting like XML tags to form sentences from nouns.

International postpositions would allow everyone to form universally understandable sentences and to any language translatable texts using their own language, just IPML'ed.

IPML could use ">" (more than) symbol to denote the beginning of a preposition and "<" (less than) or "," (comma) symbol to denote the end of a preposition.

For example

(work>of< Mr. Smith)>for<, home>
at<, best>is<


For Mr. Smith it is best to work at home.

Just needs inventing more postpositions.

UPDATE (2005-06-28): For the parts of speech that can be inflected in several ways at once, there could be double, triple etc. postpositions be used. For example, let say there is a postposition meaning the past tense >ta, then we could write:

what>ta>is, (work>of, Mr. Smith)


What was the work of Mr. Smith

Jun 24 2005