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Brr (was: Re: A few questions about linguistics concerning my new project)

From:Douglas Koller <laokou@...>
Date:Tuesday, July 31, 2007, 18:10
From: Michael Poxon <mike@...>

> 3. Rather than expand the vowel system, it might be fun to restrict it. Just > have (say) a i u, as I believe some Inuit langs do. That may even give your > language a certain cold-climate feel, fine if that's what you're after but > not so fine if you're not!
Doesn't Arabic, at least in theory, have an a-i-u system? While I've heard it can get pretty nippy on those desert nights and you might want to bring a cardigan to a mountain top, I don't think of Arabic having a cold-climate feel :-) Kou


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