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Re: articulatory symbolism

From:Yoon Ha Lee <yl112@...>
Date:Thursday, November 16, 2000, 3:21
On Wed, 15 Nov 2000, jesse stephen bangs wrote:

> Mario Bonassin sikayal: > > > I was reading this article about the articulatory symbolism of > > proto-Sumerian and was wondering if anyone had used such a method in any > > of their conlangs. > > > > > > I checked out this URL and was pretty dubious about this guy's claims. He > seems to be saying that the proto-Sumerians invented their language ex > nihilo at about 6000 BC, which is a pretty outrageous claim. It's not > impossible, but to beleive it I'd have to see more convincing evidence > than this guy gives.
I have no clue about plausibility and have to rely on others' opinions. But even if the claim is outrageous, it looks like such a fun way to devise a proto-conlang that I've bookmarked the site for future reference. :-) YHL