Re: Tonal Languages taken to extremes
|From:||Yoon Ha Lee <yl112@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, September 27, 2001, 20:11|
On Thursday, September 27, 2001, at 01:00 PM, joe wrote:
> Idea: a purely tonal language, with one letter (a) but with about 50
> different tones?
I actually considered that with "meep" [mip] since I do have perfect pitch
=^) but decided it was too much of a hassle, especially if anyone else
were to understand it. (Besides, I already meep at random people.) It'd
be a fun concept for an alien conlang, though.
Another idea I've toyed with is a "chordal" language, whose speakers could
produce multiple pitches and articulations simultaneously; words would
consist of chords, series of chords would produce sentences. I'm sure
there are other ways to cut the pie, though.
> naÿa me iow
> auf wiedersehn(wiedersehen?)
Or perhaps, for the internet, auf wiedertippen!
> au revoir
> do widzenia
> Dyeu wiyu
> Jiu uiiu
annyeong (I hope no one's offended by the informal mode)