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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? > > [snip] > > 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: