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Re: OT: Asking for help

From:Herman Miller <hmiller@...>
Date:Sunday, November 18, 2007, 4:01
Sorry about that, I clicked "Send" before writing my reply...

Sai Emrys wrote:
> I guess that asks a fundamental question, then - what *do* you want > the language to sound like? And do you want it to be human-usable?
I guess the human-usable Zireen languages could be considered as a sort of "translation" of how they actually speak. Since the world where they live is remote from here and there aren't any humans living there, the Zireen and their relatives are one of the two groups analogous to humans (the other group being the elf-like people).
>> Signed languages are interesting, but writing becomes a problem. I'm >> sure there must be signed languages, but I've got enough to keep me busy >> with just the vocal languages. > > Take a look at David Peterson's "sign language IPA" (SLIPA).
I've seen it. It seems a bit easier than some of the other systems, if only because it uses letters of the alphabet, but I don't know enough about how sign languages are put together, and haven't had enough interest to actually start designing one. Keeping track of words with the search feature in a word processor, or doing a simple search and replace operation if you change a word, would still be a mess.