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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: > > >Hallo! > > [...] > > >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 design.
> [...] > > >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. > See: >
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?
> 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: >
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. Greetings, Jörg.


R A Brown <ray@...>Lin 'phonology' (was Plan B phonology)