Re: "Old Starrish"
|Date:||Sunday, February 9, 2003, 8:07|
On Sunday 09 February 2003 2:26 am, Christophe Grandsire wrote:
> 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?
I think he means that emotion is expressed by the vowels.