C-24, an Ancient Greek conlang utilizing disambiguating polysemy
|Date:||Tuesday, November 30, 2004, 19:32|
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From: Rodlox <Rodlox@...>
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Subject: C-14, an Ancient Greek conlang utilizing disambiguating polysemy
> C-24, an Ancient Greek conlang utilizing Disambiguating Polysemy.
> the phonemes are much the same as in Ancient Greek, though the "letter"/i/
> has been replaced by /y/...
> oi [oj]
> au [aw]
> eu [ew]
> ei [e:]
> ou [o:]
> y [y]
> u [u]
> p, t, k
> b, d, g
> m, n
> l, r
> s, z
> p_h, t_h, k_h
> ACCENT MARKS
> * Accent marks indicate which part of a word is
> eannoa - all even.
> eannòa - rising
> èannoa - falling
> èànnoa - high (start)
> eannòà - low (start)
> * Vowels can go from High->Falling, but not High->Low; similarly,
> Low->Rising is permissable, but not Low->High.
> * A 6th (and 7th?) accent "case" is when the DP (disambiguating polysemy)is
> what is accented, rather than part of the word itself.
> VERB PRONOUNS
> * Act with varying degrees of Volition and attach directly to the Verb (or
> the closest thing to a verb in the sentance).
> lek = take
> k_h = Fate Volition (uninfluenced by outside actions or events; destiny)
> hannant = food
> t_h = Homeric Volition (no more influenced by events or actions than astory
> might change over the course of repeated tellings (is there a better wayto
> say this?))
> p_h = Odysseus Volition (entirely [self]-controlled by actions or events;
> opposite of destiny)
> * When speaking of a person's actions against a lower-ranked thing (ie,
> mice), use Odysseus Volition.
> * When speaking of a lower-ranked thing's actions against a person, useFate
> * When the thing is known, use the Specific Form.
> "ant esen aik_hannant vopr ot"
> [DP indicating Specific Form] [eat] [FV of 'food'] [mouse] [wheat]
> "[the] Mouse ate the wheat"
> * When the thing can only be inferred by the known evidence, use the
> Inferring/Nonspecific Form.
> "eint esen aik_hannant vopr ot"
> [DP indicating Nonspecific Form] [eat] FV of 'food'] [mouse] [wheat]
> ie, "[the] Wheat was moused" (that is, "the wheat was eaten by something
> mouse-like, based on what we'd found").
> * The only difference between the Forms is the Disambiguating Polysemy.
> ----- Original Message -----
> Subject: Re: Disambiguating polysemy (was: "triggers et al" as I presently
> understand them)