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Re: CHAT: Vowel harmony (was: CHAT: Another NatLang i like)

From:John Cowan <cowan@...>
Date:Monday, July 19, 1999, 20:37
BP Jonsson wrote:

> >Qyrgyz (Kirghiz) is perhaps the most difficult sort of vowel harmony > >known: [...] > > I don't find that very difficult -- the rules are easy to remember -- > though very restrictive!
"Difficult" in the sense that consciously borrowing words into Qyrgyz is hard, and making up words for a Qyrgyz-style conlang would require great discipline. -- John Cowan Schlingt dreifach einen Kreis um dies! / Schliesst euer Aug vor heiliger Schau, Denn er genoss vom Honig-Tau / Und trank die Milch vom Paradies. -- Coleridge / Politzer