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Tonal inflection?

From:Dana Nutter <li_sasxsek@...>
Date:Wednesday, August 20, 2008, 4:13
This is just an idea I was toying with a long time ago but for some reason I've
been pondering it again. I started a project a long time ago that use tonal
patterns for various inflections.

For example nouns having a pattern of 135 would be nominative and 531 accusative
while the dative may be 411, and the locative 252, etc.

Verbs could have their own patterns to indicate tense and aspect, maybe a 135 to
indicate the present continuous for example, while 13 might be past continuous,
and 35 for the future.

I should also add that I'm also trying to work in a few other functions like
aspiration, palatization, voicing. I just haven't gotten around to assigning
them functions yet.

Ideas? Suggestions?


Jim Henry <jimhenry1973@...>