OT: Whee! [was Re: New language: Tama-i]
|From:||Garth Wallace <gwalla@...>|
|Date:||Friday, October 3, 2003, 1:34|
H. S. Teoh wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 02, 2003 at 12:56:12AM -0400, J Y S Czhang wrote:
>>In a message dated 2003:10:01 07:17:45 PM, hsteoh@QUICKFUR.ATH.CX writes:
>>>What do fellow conlangers think of Tama-i? Is it a worthy successor to
>>>its Ebisedian heritage? :-)
>>Yepyep. Very intriguin' sensible contrast to Ebisedian.
> Intriguing, yes. Contrast, yes. Sensible??? :-P Wait till you see the
> insane behaviour of pronouns as clitics... (oh, and btw, the pronouns
> still do not distinguish between 2nd and 3rd person. And now that they
> sometimes behave like clitics, and are horribly similar to each other,
> it's becoming increasingly difficult to keep track of who's being referred
> to by what...)
>>And, yeah, it "sounds 'smoother' " and "has a certain suave flavor...".
>>Mayhaps you can make it somewhat like a post-creole mesolect descended
>>from Ebisedian, huh? huh?
> Don't know about that... but one feature of Tama-i which I thought be
> interest our venerable Hanuman Zhang is the new pronunciation for _vyy'i_,
> which is now written _vii'_ and pronounced ["wi:]. So the old "spiral off"
> expletive now sounds like "let's wheeeee!" ;-)
That reminds me of this: