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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@...> >To: CONLANG@LISTSERV.BROWN.EDU >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 sense).
>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,/ how's that?
>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 >and hearsay. > >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. 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). yes? no?
>What do you think?
very impressive.