Re: Vilani - Teaching vs Public Discourse
|From:||Robert Eaglestone <downport@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, April 17, 2004, 3:54|
Thanks for the positive feedback!
Here is a simple example of the three classical
speech registers in Vilani (nowadays most people
only use the peer-to-peer grammar, with special
affixes and words to indicate an upwards or
I saw the girl to whom you returned the pig.
("I saw the girl who you returned the pig to her.")
Peer register (no special tones):
Askhed shishii lu isshugina shalap ka-ruu.
Downwards register (pitch-accent):
Ash'khed. shi.shii' lu is'shu.gi.na. sha.lap' ka-ruu.
Upwards register (tones in G C D E?):
Ashkhed shishii lu isshugina shalap ka-ruu.
E D C D C E C G G C E D C