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attn: Luca! ... musical TMA (was Greenberg's universals for SVO languages & Caos Pidgin ruff-sketch

From:Jonathan Chang <zhang2323@...>
Date:Sunday, September 10, 2000, 18:06
In a message dated 2000:09:10 4:36:00 AM, mangiat@TIN.IT quotes me then

>> * Mi 'tz essi lento essi medica-persona. > >>> <Me be slow be medicine-person.> > >>> 'I probably won't become a doctor' or 'I'll become a doctor only >in a remote possibility'. (dependent on context) > >Hey, Jonathan, I see you've applied the 'musical TMA' we've privately >spoken about! Good! Shall you allow me to us the idea in a possible >conlang-to-be of my own?
Of course, Luca... I don't hold any copyrights on "musical TMA" ::wry grin:: NOTE: TMA = Tense, Mood, Aspect czHANg << One thing foreigners, computers, & poets have in common is that they make unexpected linguistic associations. >> * Jasia Reichardt - creative cyberneticist *