Re: musical talk? (sally)
|Date:||Sunday, October 25, 1998, 17:22|
> >Sally Supplied;
> >Cool! But what about encoding other kinds of information? I got into
> >quagmires because it was just too difficult to turn chords into grammar.
> I didn't think of chords, just intervals of two notes. Syntax and grammar
> would have been as in human languages. My idea was a sort of chinese
> with 8 tone/pairs the second tone carrying degrees of formality,
> intimacy, urgency, etc.
I was just thinking (primitively) about use of tone in
natlangs; besides the example of 4-tone Mandarin,
I think most langs use it for emphasis, though no
standard orthography exists for it. My own conlang is
using "pseudo-tones" I'll call "normal2" "emphatic4" and
"quotational3", and maybe another for "parenthetical1".
These are really just borrowed from English.