Re: "Old Starrish"
|From:||Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, February 9, 2003, 2:26|
En réponse à Rachel Klippenstein <estel_telcontar@...>:
> Hi out there,
> A couple months ago I heard about this list through
> another list I'm on, and thought "wow! there's a whole
> list of people out there who are inventing languages
> too! I have to join that!" So now I have.
Welcome then! :)
> A language (provisionally called "Old Starrish", since
> I haven't invented enough of it to know what its
> speakers call it)
Funny, I first read it as "Old Starfish" ;))) . But since some people can name
a language after a seaslug (Bislama), why not a starfish? ;))
in which the consonants carry all
> the lexical and grammatical meaning, and vowels convey
> flavour and expression, somewhat like tone of voice
> does in english.
Strange. Looks a bit like a semitic system, but with a serious twist. What kind
of "tone of voice" is conveyed by the vowels? Topicness? Evidentiality?
> Also, each of the 12 vowels in this language was
> associated with one of the twelve notes of the musical
> scale, so everything said in it automatically had a
> tune associated with it, and although it was not sung
> in everyday speech, any speaker would be able to
> convert a spoken sentence into its sung version.
> Poetry was not really separable from composing songs,
> since it involved making pieces where the vowels gave
> emotional content appropriate to the piece and also
> gave a pleasing or fitting melody by their associated
> pitches. (I hope that made sense.)
It does to me :)) . It must be an interesting culture, where different pitches
are automatically connected to different feelings. They must have a great deal
of personalisation of natural sounds :) .
Please share us more about the grammar and the use of vowels! :)
Anyway, welcome again!
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