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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... Successes, -- Yitzik


Stephen Mulraney <ataltanie@...>