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Re: An early morning introduction (semi-long)

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Thursday, January 23, 2003, 15:42
En réponse à Patrick Jarrett <gtg346g@...>:

> I should be in bed, but I got 4 hours of sleep and woke up so you all > must suffer from an introduction which may or may not make sense, > hopefully some of both so I will be allowed a second go around to > clarify any parts which make sense when they shouldn't. >
LOL. Welcome back!! :)
> I'm not new to the list, well at this time I am, but this isn't my first > return. I left at least once before, but I've been mostly a lurker. Some > of you might recognize the name (not the email) as the guy who ran some > statistics of users on the list, other's may not. >
I *did* recognise your name ;)) . Long time no see!
> > For the linguist geek in me I had to take the classic sentence and use > it, now to break it down. The capital vowels signify the long songs O = > Oh, A = ay (as in pay) etc... I never got the hang of using the // > values for their sounds so bear with me. >
Well, somebody already pointed you at some links, but the best is still to point you at the Invaluable Conlang Links: You should start at the phonetic part :) .
> > The other high light I love about NOntrOsa is the system for noun number > I came up with. There are three set of "number" endings, Normal, > Emphatic and Incomplete. >
Interesting idea. I think I remember having something similar to your "Emphatic" number, but I never thought of the "Incomplete".
> Normal has Singular, plural and nullar. Nullar, as some might remember > or just plain recognize, is to show the number is zero. >
Teoh is gonna like you! ;))
> > Blessedly I am feeling the tappings of sleep, so I shall wrap this up. >
Strangely I have the same feeling as you, but it's unfortunately only 4:42*PM* : ((( . Christophe. Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else play the leading role.