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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? > >Tom Wier
I've been playing around exploring the possibilities of microtonal music, see for a new sample of music in 16-note equal tuning. This led me to revisit my Jarrda musical = notation (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 = names for Hlererhoi. Hlererhoi has inherited Jarrda's calendar and most of the names of = animals 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 = web 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 = major 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 test sentences: 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" etc.