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Re: "Old Starrish"

From:Rachel Klippenstein <estel_telcontar@...>
Date:Monday, February 10, 2003, 20:19
Christoph Grandsire wrote:
> > 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?
to which Joe replied,
> I think he means that emotion is expressed by the
vowels. I say: Yes, that's basically what I meant. I haven't figured the details out yet, or which vowels would be associated with which emotions or "flavours". It's a bit of a daunting task right now, so I thought I'd focus my attention first on figuring out the consonant system, and then getting some vocabulary, and come back to the vowels later. All I really know concretely about the vowel system is the inventory, which is: i I y Y u U e E o O { A Rachel Klippenstein ______________________________________________________________________ Post your free ad now!