Betreft: Re: Too far in to make major changes?
|From:||Rob Nierse <rnierse@...>|
|Date:||Monday, March 20, 2000, 11:04|
>>> Shreyas Sampat <nsampat@...> 03/19 11:49 >>>I'll concur with most everyone else - try adding two tones, or do a
daughter language, or maybe a parent whose tones got dropped with the
evolution of ea-luna, which would be a good reason to have lots of witty
ea-luna homophones. Are there any natural pidgins with tones? That
would be interesting;
In Cameroon a pidgin based on English has two tones, downdrift and
downstep. I used it as one of my inspiration sources for Gbwi`a`.