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Re: Vowel inflection (Was: Re: Translation Relay Lists - SAVE)

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Tuesday, June 5, 2001, 16:45
En réponse à O'Connell James <jamestomas2@...>:

> well, Elenyo only uses it in the core cases > elenis - singer ABS > olonis - singer ERG (note that only the first two > vowels or vowel combinations (vowel combinations > includes vowels that are not dipthongs but just happen > to be next to each other) shift) > adis - builder ABS > edus - builder ERG > > balhíapal - annoyance ABS > belhúepal - annoyance ERG >
Well, I remember one of my early conlangs which did the same. It used Latinate roots, but altered the vowel of which-or-which syllable of the word for things like case, number, tense, etc... IIRC, it's name was /lingwe/ (written "lin-gwe" with a dot under the "e"). I remember also a language of around the same time which altered consonants instead of vowels for the same role :) . Christophe.