Re: a "natural language" ?
|From:||Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>|
|Date:||Monday, November 29, 2004, 13:24|
Geoff Horswood <geoffhorswood@...> writes:
> What about something like Tok Pisin, with its vocabulary kind of "bilong
> Inglis" all "gan bagarap"?
Oh, I love that language! :-)
> But I guess you're mostly meaning weirdnesses of grammar or structure. For
> that, any tonal language gets my vote. Tones freak me out and I don't
> really understand them.
Then never try to learn Taiwanese, which has the full load (and more)!
:-) IIRC, eight phonemic tones, but sixteen tone realisation on the
surface with tone sandhi rules that involve the previous and the
subsequent syllable. :-)