Re: Glossing the stop-morpheme in Joshua Tanaka's language
|Date:||Tuesday, August 31, 2004, 11:56|
Carsten Becker wrote:
> On Monday 30 August 2004 18:32, Jim Henry wrote:
> > Actually, since his language uses this stop-morpheme with
> > allophones /yep/ and /b/, he does need to include "stop"
> > in the gloss.
> Oh, then I'm sorry. I didn't know that something like this
> could exist.
Well, it evidently can, or he wouldn't have made it. Remember that
Conlanging is a possibility-space, and a very large one. Some are more
likely to occur in a real language than another, but the unlikelyhood
shouldn't stop us from coming up with original ideas to put in our
Conlangs. Because some weird thing happen in real life - things that
would seem, at a first glance, un-Natlangish, occuring in very few other
languages, or in only one family. Clicks, for instance.