musical language "532-41"
|From:||Rachel Klippenstein <estel_telcontar@...>|
|Date:||Friday, August 20, 2004, 20:52|
So, today I've finally started making some words and grammar for the
musical language I've been dreaming of for a while.
A description of the phonology of the language is here in the archives:
The basics are that there are 7 notes, grouped into beats of up to 4
notes, which are the equivalent of syllables.
To transcribe the language, I use the numbers 1 to 7 to indicate the 7
notes of the scale, not counting the octave. I use hyphens to separate
beats and spaces to separate words. In this system, the name of the
language is 532-41.
Every conversation begins with one beat establishing the tonic: 1
The tonic may also be repeated at the end of an utterance to close it
The pronouns paradigm is:
1st person: 13
2nd person: 12
3rd person: 52
1st person: 24
2nd person: 23
3rd person: 75
Basic word order is SVO, and the language is very isolating.
Now here are a few sentences:
1 13 4235
Tonic I hungry
Here you can see that a copula is not necessary; I'm still not sure
whether the language will include one or not.
1 54 12 543 5235
T Question you want eat
"Do you want to eat?"
Here you can see that questions are formed by adding a question word in
front of the sentence (it still follows the tonic-establisher though)
1 13 132 75
T I see them
"I see them"
1 75 132 13
T they see me
"They see me"
Here you can see the lack of inflection: no case on pronouns (or other
noun phrases) and no number or person marking on verbs.
Hopefully I've explained things adequately...
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