Re: Deriving words that aren't too long
|From:||Mathias M. Lassailly <lassailly@...>|
|Date:||Monday, November 16, 1998, 20:37|
Matt Pearson wrote :
> All good suggestions. Another thing you could do - though this would
> be a major modification, of course - would be to introduce phonemic
> tone into your conlang. A lot of derivational morphology could then
> take the form of changes in the tone contours of words, leaving
> the segmental shapes constant.
>Yeah. That's cool. Or I had a first language prefixing t- or s- to verbs : kan >
skan/tkan; sur > tsur; tim > stim, with mutation or first consonant : sp`n >
zb`n > zv`n and diphtongs and special role for semi-vowels and h : ston > stoan
> stohan > stowan > stoyan, and stress : pan > p`n, etc. Very short sentencesfor sure but difficult to remember.
See the original message at http://www.egroups.com/list/conlang/?start=18465