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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 sentences
for sure but difficult to remember. Mathias ----- See the original message at