Re: Alphabet ... and laughter :-)
|From:||Dan Sulani <dnsulani@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, November 4, 2001, 10:28|
On 3 Nov, : H. S. Teoh wrote:
> ObConlang: after typing the above line, a thought just struck me. How do
> your conlangs represent laughter?
In rtemmu, it would be "va'i 'a'i" .
( ' = glottal stop)
va'i = expression of emotion;
'a'i = the processof laughing.
(I must admit that I chose " 'a'i " for laughing because
I liked how it went with the word "va'i" ! To me it even sounds
But, of course, if one puts in the rate-of-change-markers, one could
va'i na 'a'i ("na" = subjectively normal change) which could mean
something like "laughing on the inside while maintaining a
va'i nu 'a'i ("nu" = subjectively too slow a change to notice) which could
"I don't get the joke" or maybe "What's so funny?"
va'i zuv 'a'i ("zuv" = objectively too slow a change to notice) which could
something like "a stupid grin plastered on an immobile
among other rate-of-change markers. Then there are always the "accelerated
and "decelerated change" markers to throw into the stew. It could get very
likehsna rtem zuv tikuhnuh auag inuvuz vaka'a.
A word is an awesome thing.