Re: PHONO: feature theory (was: vowel harmony)
|From:||Stone Gordonssen <stonegordonssen@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, June 21, 2003, 17:56|
>IMO you should make up your own features, describing your conlang on
>its own terms. Some of the most interesting conlangs are those that
>are systemically coherent but not analysable in terms of models
>developed to handle the major natlangs.
I second this opinion. Though the work I've done on my 3 (now 4) conlangs
doesn't even remptely approach that given many of the members here to their
conlangs, I found that Bes Dis'z began to shape more of itself, and many
features I first thoujght I had to include became redundant or unnecerssary.
Thinking of the prefixes "s-", "t-" and "ts-" as marking "acquired",
"associative", and "intrinsic" instead of present/punctual,
habitual/frequentive, and "so habitual it would be considered a part of the
Thinking of the low tone given a work as marking a "table" for the sentence
rather than calling it a "modifer/adverb/clause".
- I thought that this thread was dead.
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