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Re: THEORY: Tone marking (Was Re: THEORY: Mandarin vowel phonology)

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Wednesday, October 13, 1999, 19:01
On Wed, 13 Oct 1999 10:40:06 +0200 "Grandsire, C.A."
<grandsir@...> writes:
> Paul Bennett wrote: > > Despite the (non-canonical) sources I've seen to the contrary, > this seems like a > > likely way for the Bajoran (or Old Bajoran?) scripts to work. > Does anyone have > > any canon(-ish) sources for Trek langs other than tlhIngan Hol, by > the way?
I don't have any sources for it, but i'm pretty sure that the Bajorans name their (religious only?) books the same way Jews do, by taking an important or beginning phrase or word in the book and using it to refer to it. In the ending episodes of Deep Space Nine, there is constant reference to a book called the "Kostamojen", and only near the end, when it is being read, is it possible to notice the syllables /ko sta mo dZEn/ repeated every so often in the text, pronounced as separate words. -Stephen (Steg) "ha`avar ayin, vehe`atid `adayin, vehahoveh keheref `ayin - da'agah minayin?" ___________________________________________________________________ Get the Internet just the way you want it. Free software, free e-mail, and free Internet access for a month! Try Juno Web: