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More Hansu than....

From:Christopher B Wright <faceloran@...>
Date:Wednesday, March 20, 2002, 20:08
Well, I have come up with a stress rule for Hansu. It's tonal stress with
four tones: high (H), low (L), rising (R), and falling (F). Disyllables
have the pattern HF (or HL in certain dialects), and trisyllables have
HHF if the final syllable has a fricative or at least three consonants
before it (otherwise HHL). Four-syllable words have a pattern of LRHx,
with the same rule for the last syllable as with trisyllables. If there
are any more syllables, it's a combination of disyllable and whatever
else (even with stacked disyllables with a crowning tri- or
quadrisyllable. However, it's odd to have so many syllables.

I've also decided on my adjective cases. There are only three
(instrumental, dative, and genitive), and they're a bit different than
the matching noun cases.

I've finished the Babel text in Hansu. I'll put what I've done on the
language on my website; you can find it at (thanks again, Christophe).

The exultant
Chris Wright

O Omniscient Oracle, I beg you to answer my question. How much wood would
a woodchuck -BANG!!!-
You could have said "No."


Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>