ML4 again (was Re: More questions)
|From:||Isaac Penzev <isaacp@...>|
|Date:||Friday, November 28, 2003, 22:46|
K'tabba Stephen Mulraney:
> Now, now, patience! I don't think anyone wants daily updates
> on how ["}kt@k "tsn}ldZ}_nj@h keT_je]
> means "The officer threw the man" or the like (as you can see,
> I'm a bit short of vocabulary at the moment... not that *that's*
> ever likely to be resolved). To say a bit more, ML4 is shaping up
> to be a trigger language, with ergative knobs on. Vowel harmony.
> Palatized/Nonpalatalised consonant series. Initial mutations.
> Polish/Hungarian orthography. Russian/Irish phonetics. Congealing
> very, very slowly. The phonetics have been in production about 8
> months :)
Bah! That's cruel. [T_j] is definitely beyond my speech abilities...