Re: New language Noygwexaal
|From:||Rodlox R <rodlox@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, March 23, 2005, 3:07|
>From: Geoff Horswood <geoffhorswood@...>
>Reply-To: Constructed Languages List <CONLANG@...>
>Subject: New language Noygwexaal
>Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2005 01:49:20 -0500
>As usual, all comments & suggestions welcome.
I hope my comments help even indirectly or accidentally (if that makes
>Character CXS value
>o /o, O/
>oo /o:, O:/
>u /u, U/
>uu /u:, U:/
>Doubled vowels can be written as vowel-macron, but this font won't handle
>macrons :P. I was thinking of transcribing /S/ as k, but that's just a
>little too perverse.
maybe as /s, S,/
>vowel. There are 6 noun classes: warm/bright, hard, soft, liquid/wet,
>abstract/immaterial, and magical.
>There are only 2 tenses: Present and Oblique. (When you spend almost all
>of your existence underground, time is less of an issue.)
so they can't ask "how much longer until we eat?" then?
> However, there
>are 4 levels of evidentiality: direct knowledge, direct report, tradition
>Some example sentences
>ga-nen i-lumaara telejwestuu.
>/ga nEn i lu'ma:r.a tE'lej.wEs.tu:/
>ga-nen i-lumaara telej.westuu
>the(h)-cave SUBJ-waters(c) tunnel.3c(l)_obl_3ev
>(It is the tradition that) Water carved this cave.
so...my guess is that "it is the tradition that" is a not-so-shorthand way
of suggesting events that take place repeatedly over a long period of time.
(after all, that's how water carves caves).
>What do you think?