|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
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.