Re: Pigdin langs?
|From:||Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>|
|Date:||Friday, April 5, 2002, 17:51|
Danny Wier wrote:
>From: "Elliott Belser" <renyard@...>
>| Hmmn... something minor, but still. I'm doing a report on Black
>| (that is, African-American) English and how it relates to African
>| languages and Portugese. It occurred to me that learning about
>| pidgins would help me craft some for the Ng'anda'u trying to learn
>| English... so that Kiras' speech in one of my stories:
>You probably read my posts on Lanka, my *attempt* at devising a human
>for a pre-human primate species. The idea is to make the language simple as
>possible, and my idea for phonology and grammar is "one dimensional".
>phonemic voiceless-voiced distinction (just voicing of the normally
>stops and sibilant in between vowels), for example; neither are there
>subordinate or relative clauses. Everything is meant to be "linear" in
>process. And I also mentioned the partial use of sign language in tandem
>Though I'm still not solidly decided on this, I'm using the Basic English
>wordlist, with occasional French words if they're easier to pronounce (a
>French" for what it's worth).
Don't forget Basic Slovak!
(Somebody suggested a dumbed-down version of Slovak called that as an IAL,
but I don't know how seriously.)
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