Exotic languages (was Re: PimsleurApproach language courses)
|From:||Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, November 12, 2003, 1:53|
On Tue, 11 Nov 2003 15:03:29 -0500, Isidora Zamora <isidora@...>
> At 07:34 PM 11/11/03 +0100, you wrote:
>> I can only say I'm disconcerted to see Swedish on their list of "Exotic"
>> languages ...[snip]
> Now, Ojibwe, that's exotic.
I have no idea. Got a URL? My knowledge of American languages is just about
as poor as my knowledge of African languages, and I feel a compulsion to
better myself on both counts.
There was a URL to a sketch of Burushaski posted, and to me, at least, that
was pretty darned exotic. I've already poached a couple of ideas (most
notably something very akin to the vowel system) for a new language I'm
toying with (no name yet).
FWIW at this early stage, here are 5 example sentences, in Unicode
(straight from my notes)...
ẓḍádlha tumo /ʐɖɑɮʌ t� mo/ "he hit my arm"
ẓḍádlha tú /ʐɖɑɮʌ tu/ "he hit his own arm"
ẓḍá tú /ʐɖɑ tu/ "I hit my own arm"
ẓḍá tux̣é /ʐɖɑ t� χɛ/ "I hit his arm"
ẓḍá tu /ʐɖɑ t� / "I hit an arm"