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Star Trek conlangs with telepathemes!

From:Arek Bellagio <zadar@...>
Date:Tuesday, December 22, 1998, 1:09
>Depending on how fast these telepathic messages are transfered, I >was thinking: what about having _some_ "morphemes" or "phonemes" >transfered telepathically. If the transfer is instantaneous, then >you can have a series of telepathic elements supplementing the >phonology. This will probably have to operate on a suprasegmental >level though. If the transfer is a bit slower, then you can have >some grammatical elements transfered telepathically. Or maybe a >combination of the two. Lets call all these telepathemes. One might >even imagine that Betazoids who haven't reached puberty speak what >would be considered baby language in that the language would be >incomplete without these telepathemes. Thus, all human languages >would be baby languages to these Betazoids in that they completely >lack telepathemes.
I really like your term of telepathemes; perhaps Betazoid ideas would be expressable on many other levels; not only would they speak verbally, but for extra expression perhaps they share telepathemes in conjunction with phonemes! Good idea, thanks Kristian :)
>Regards, >-Kristian- 8-) > >
In conclusion, ~Arek - "The pessimist stomps and curses the wind. The optimist whines, but keeps saying how everything can be better. The realist adjusts the sails and doesn't complain." - Kyle Voiles ....Zephyr in the sky at night, I wonder: do my tears of mourning sink beneath the sun?....