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Re: Musical conlangs (was: Poetique)

From:Costentin Cornomorus <elemtilas@...>
Date:Wednesday, January 7, 2004, 21:41
--- Ray Brown <ray.brown@...> wrote:
> > and I think phrasal pauses could work similar > > to natural speech. > > Indeed - why not? I see _no_ intrinsic reason > why one has to pause after each and every word > in any sort of language. It seems like a > design defect to me.
Quite! We don't pause after every word in speech, unless it's for some dramatic effect. And music is very much the same way. Who would want to listen to 20 minutes of stacatto'd dotted quavers? Or a song in common time where every fourth beat has to be a rest?
> I don't suppose there's anyone on the list who > has more info on 'Mercurian' than the meager > amount I have?
Never heard of any of it. My own (never developed) idea was that a whole musical phrase - either short, middle or long - could equal a unique idea. The idea could be a word, a phrase or a complete idea. I figured that relative pitch wouldn't be meaningful, since some people are naturally altos and some naturally baritones. Debate societies could be interesting, with points given for harmonious dischord. Padraic. ===== la cieurgeourea provoer mal trasfu ast meiyoer ke 'l andrext ben trasfu. -- Ill Bethisad -- <> Come visit The World! -- <> .