Re: Plan B phonology (was Re: Another weird idea!)
|From:||Jörg Rhiemeier <joerg_rhiemeier@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, September 14, 2005, 15:16|
R A Brown wrote:
> Jörg Rhiemeier wrote:
> >Yes. Shows just how phonologically naïve the whole thing is.
> I agree.
> >But there are some neat ideas in it, e. g. applying Huffman coding
> >to morphemes such that one can always tell how long the morpheme is
> >by looking at its initial phonemes.
> Oh yes, it is certainly an interesting article with some neat ideas.
> Anyone contemplating a loglang should IMO read it.
> > But the mapping of phonemes to phones stinks -
> Yes, it is fairly obvious that Jeff was not interested in that aspect -
> he just gave a somewhat rushed (IMO) & fairly naive way of giving
> phonetic values to his strings of written consonants.
Right. Apart from its phonological naïveté, it is an interesting
Space opera galore! Not the kind of stuff a sane person can take
seriously. And why does he invoke another *galaxy* if there are
probably millions of life-bearing worlds in ours?
> >Aren't the phonetic values of Lin symbols a secondary representation
> >of a telephathic language?
> Yes, picked up, as i said, by a family living in the Chambal valley of
> central India. On further investigation, I find that the Lynu, the
> 'speakers' of Lin, inhabit a planet in the Solar system Gleipskandhu in
> the galaxy NGC0888, 101 000 light years far from from our own Milky Way.
The voiced aspirated stops betray Srikanth's Indo-Aryan linguistic
background. But someone ought to tell him that English _her_ and
French _feu_ do NOT contain the same vowel. And spelling /&:/ as
| | (space!) is of course hardcore.
> But I discover also that in version 5.03 of Lin, Srikanth has abandoned
> the dual pronunciation of the non-alphabetic characters ("cements") -
> they now each have a single, invariable sound; see: