Re: CHAT: Trial of the century?
|Date:||Sunday, January 17, 1999, 3:09|
John Fisher wrote:
> Great! A conlang with tones! Off-hand, I can't think of any other that
> has been mentioned here... Unless I'm wrong?
>Nova has tones but not in the conventional sense. It has 5 tone levels,
/i/ is always high tone, /a/ is always low tone, /e/ is mid-high, /u/ is
middle, /o/ is mid-low. In other words, the vowels have inherent tone as
part of their phonemic description.
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