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SV: Re: Synaesthesia (ObConlang)

From:Michael Fors <micke@...>
Date:Sunday, December 29, 2002, 14:51

You could try to make some sort of "phonetic" system for the facial expressions.
Like "eyebrows high position", "mouth slightly open", "high frown" or "head
turned 20 degrees to the left". I think that it would be really interesting to
see. I don't expect the grammar to be too complicated. =) I think a good way to
do this is to document all the different facial movements they show, and then
try to interpret their meaning and the different combinations of expressions.
It could be neat. =) I mean, the sentence "are you thinking about what I'm
thinking about, and if you are, please show me so I know" could maybe be a
frown and a nodd. =)




 (ever seen how a
> single look from a wife can speak volumes to her husband?).
this triggered a pattern in my mind :) i knew two girls (sisters) who can actually carry on a conversation using only facial expressions. after a while i was able to understand what they were "saying". i thought at the time that it would be interesting to make a conlang that works like this, but i haven't been able to figure out exactly how it works. this is probably because i don't have any way to write it (except translating it into another language). anyone have any ideas how i could write it so i could figure out how it works? Robert Wilson Yessessë Eru ontanë Menel ar Cemen. Yessessë ëa Quetta ar Quetta né as Eru ar Eru né Quetta.