Re: CHAT: I'm back!
|From:||Herman Miller <hmiller@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, December 16, 1998, 1:49|
On Tue, 15 Dec 1998 09:01:28 -0600, Tom Wier <artabanos@...>
>Hello everyone! I'm back for the month, after a long and laborious
>end of the semester. Sociolinguistics kept from coming back even
>last week, when I had to turn in a research paper I'd been assigned.
><sigh>. So, what's been goin' on?
I've been playing around exploring the possibilities of microtonal music,
see http://www.io.com/~hmiller/music/music.html for a new sample of music
in 16-note equal tuning. This led me to revisit my Jarrda musical =
(which doesn't adapt well to scales that aren't similar enough to just
intonation or meantone tuning), and come up with a new system of note =
Hlererhoi has inherited Jarrda's calendar and most of the names of =
and plants. I've redesigned the ASCII spelling of Hlererhoi a few times,
but I think it's just about stable enough to put together a preliminary =
page describing the features of the language. Maybe next week when I take
some of the vacation time I have saved up, I'll have time to do this.
To sum up recent work on Hlererhoi, it's an AVO/VS language with two =
parts of speech so far: verbs and adverbs. Various kinds of particles
(prepositions, conjunctions, etc.) provide the structure for larger
phrases. Arithmetic is base 12. So far I haven't written more than a few
zaghi e cira "the mouse is gray"
k'ule n'i n'isen lira "it is a white-tailed deer"
kelem n'i wari "I walk slowly"
shavim cilen e nande "I want to go to the store"