|From:||Joe Hill <joe@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, February 21, 2002, 13:00|
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kala Tunu" <kalatunu@...>
Sent: Monday, February 18, 2002 7:30 PM
Subject: Re: Interbeing
> Joe Hill <joe@...> wrote:
> Oooh! I like 'malosanokaya-'(poet). I should do an agglutinatinglanguage,
> but I really haven't done enough on Zitwbata(an interesting language
> involving a kind of consonantal root), but I can't get it to look right.
> yeah, i like it too. actually, sticking words together makes your conlanglook
> way more interesting. i'm thinking of doing that with tunu. until now idid the
> indonesian way so the components of compound words are written separately.for
> instance "dictionary" is "kuni kaci matu" ("book compile words") but iguess
> that writing it "kunikacimatu" would bless the language with inuktitutish
> coolness. imaybewrongbutdontyouthinkso?
> regarding zitwbata, i don't get what's wrong with it. the apostrophe isalso
> used in hebrew books for the schwa and the w is not so weird either (iwould
> have used ë and ü but everyone's got his own fads). however, if it's
> triconsonant-rooted, why don't you make the t-r tree root of ator into'-t-r and
> 'ator or something to that effect? (i mean, with something like a aleph orthe
> like?). i wish there were a roman font for an "empty" or a "blank" vowel.
Actually, the apostrophe is a glottal stop. And the roots are mono, bi,
tri, or quadroconsonantal roots.