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From:Muke Tever <alrivera@...>
Date:Sunday, June 11, 2000, 6:13
> From: Robert Hailman <robert@...> > > ><<SNIP>>Of course, one the greatest > > >cartoonists (Mr Schultz) must have been a conlanger, having devised > > >Woodstock's tongue (with native orthography!). ;) > > > > l l l ll l l llll ll ! > > I'd be fascinated if there actually was a grammar and such behind that, > and impressed if anyone could figure it out. I always dismissed it as > just marks to indicate the rhythym of bird chirps or something like > that.
Which is pretty much what it is, if you watch the animated versions. I don't know how well the written version would communicate the rhythm of it--IIRC but I could be wrong, I don't think Woodstock had spaces (or if he had them, they were equally grouped, like tally marks?). In the animated versions grown-ups "talk" as well, similarly 'encoded': "bwa mwa pwa" or something. *Muke!