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?
> > Evidentiality?
to which Joe replied,
> I think he means that emotion is expressed by thevowels.
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,
i I y Y u U
e E o O
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