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Re: Quick delurk and re-lurk

From:João Ricardo de Mendonça <somnicorvus@...>
Date:Thursday, October 20, 2005, 3:33
Hello, Julia. This is an offlist message. I just wanted to let you
know that I found your website on linguistics a few years ago, before
I studied linguistics myself. It was very useful to me. Thanks for
putting it up. Is it still online? If it is, could you please send me
the URL? Thanks.

João Ricardo de Mendonça

On 10/17/05, Julia Schnecki Simon <helicula@...> wrote:
> Hello! > > Here I am again, briefly poking my head out of the murky waters of > creative linguistics (and a few rather uglier things)... > > First of all, I'm sorry I had to drop out of a few discussions so > suddenly a few weeks ago. Real life interfered... :-( > > In the meantime, I've been busy mostly with said real-life stuff. > Don't worry, nothing really horrible happened, just mostly > nitty-gritty stuff that takes all day to take care of and leaves no > energy for frivolous things such as participating in mailing > lists. :-P > > I've managed to squeeze in a few hours for conlanging (and generally, > fun linguistic) activities here and there, though. I'm reading > Greville Corbett's book on gender in bits and pieces (mostly on the > bus) and getting lots of inspiration, not just about gender systems; > and I finally got "Describing Morphosyntax" and Dixon's book on > ergativity from Amazon. Whee, fun reading until Easter (at the rate > I'm progressing now, at least). ;-) > > And my "Language X" finally has a name! It's called Sakwosin. (That's > /t_hAk_>wOt_hiN/ phonemically and [DAk_>wODi~] phonetically. I'm > pronouncing it [DAk_>"wODi~] for the moment, but I may change my mind > about how and where it's stressed later on.) Since it was a discussion > on Nahuatl morphology that got me started, and since my train of > thought has taken some, um, interesting turns since then, I decided to > take the Nahuatl name of the trickster -- Tlacuatzin, the opossum -- > and transform it into something that would fit into my language's > phoneme system. Hence, Sakwosin. > > At the moment I'm working on the morphology, mostly. The language will > have a lot of incorporation (and not just the usual noun-into-verb > kind), if I manage to pull off what I'm envisioning now... On the > other hand, the syntax will probably be comparatively boring (er, I > mean straightforward and simple). I'm trying not to touch the > phonetics anymore... all good phonetics-related ideas I have now go > into the "fun stuff to try with future conlangs" file. ;-) > > Well, that's all for the moment. I'm going back to lurk mode... > > Regards, > Julia > > -- > Julia Simon (Schnecki) -- Sprachen-Freak vom Dienst > _@" schnecki AT iki DOT fi / helicula AT gmail DOT com "@_ > si hortum in bybliotheca habes, deerit nihil > (M. Tullius Cicero) >