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Re: Conlanging with constraints

Date:Sunday, February 17, 2008, 16:19
In a message dated 2/16/2008 23:54:49 PM Central Standard Time,
ollock@GMAIL.COM writes:

> But (at least) one freedom I wouldn't have with a human languages: Kesatans > can change the color of their skin at will (which could be used to > compensate for the lack of hand-shape distinctions).
Changing skin color as a language medium is explored in "The color of distance" by Amy Thomson, and also in its sequel "Through alien eyes". The aliens communicate by creating graphic images (essentially writing) by changing the color of their skin. stevo </HTML>


Geoff Horswood <geoffhorswood@...>
Adam Walker <carrajena@...>