Viivo (was Re: a semi-paranoid question)
|From:||Jonathan Chang <zhang2323@...>|
|Date:||Monday, September 18, 2000, 21:42|
In a message dated 2000:09:18 2:29:17 PM, nicole.eap@SNET.NET writes:
>'kay, I got a few questions 'bout Vivo, maybe you've answered them
>already and I've missed them, so if so, sorry...
>Every time you post a sentence/phrase I wonder about the orthography --
>and about the differences between the spoken and written languages,
>between which you usually make sure to differentiate. Also, what are
>the phonological constraints of the language like? Did they change
>during the con-history of the lang? (like, do you borrow some words from
>sources with certain mutilations then words that are supposed to be
>borrowed later have different ones because the phonology became more
I have been tackling the phonology on the fly and the orthography is my
attempt to be more phonemic in an aesthetic sense closer to an
Italian-lexifier pidgin with very dense polyglot substratum. Most pidgins &
creoles seem to favour the Germanic IPA-influenced Romanization (pidgin
phonemic) others - like Haitian Creole - have several competing Romance
etymological semi-phonetic systems.
I am inventing my orthography somewhere between those extremes.
More details later ... ::I am missing my IPA consonant cheat-sheet:::
>Also, have you posted much on the syntax of Vivo? I'm most interested
I have indeed. TMA (tense-mood-aspect) system, a Viivo ruff-sketch of
prepositions with a query on prepositional systems and how they divide
semantic space, grammatical gender/numeralic classifier system in Viivo...
>> other vocabulary that I came up with has some nice correlations:
>> _matta_ "matter" _Maia-meme_ "materialism" (an ideology)
>> _littarii_ "(to) read" _libarii_ "book(s)"
>> I swear it happened by chance... I think must be doing something
>> if these synchronicities keep poppin' up...