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Re: Grammatical tones

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Friday, August 23, 2002, 20:13
Christopher Wright scripsit:

> How plausible is it for tones to have a grammatical rather than lexical > meaning? For instance, where many languages have articles, this one would > have different tones instead. Or perhaps verb number or tense would be > indicated thus.
I asked this very question on Linguist List ten years ago (wow!), thus: And here's my summary of replies: Not mentioned there is that my made-up examples in the query use the Gua\spi tonal grammar, though with English lexis. Gua\spi is an offshoot of Loglan: see -- John Cowan <jcowan@...> .e'osai ko sarji la lojban. Please support Lojban!


Tim May <butsuri@...>