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Re: musical talk? (sally)

From:Sally Caves <scaves@...>
Date:Sunday, October 25, 1998, 0:02
On Sat, 24 Oct 1998, Baba wrote:

> --- On Sat, 24 Oct Sally Caves <scaves@...> wrote: > > > >Drat, this was a concept I had many many years ago, and people went... > >"huh?" My notion was that it was chords that expressed grammar--and > >INTERVALS--whether it was a second, a third, a fourth, a fifth or a sixth > >in the succession of notes or chords. It is easier to hear intervals > >between notes than specific notes by themselves. By "two notes," I'm > >assuming, Nik, that you mean two notes played together? Or two notes > >played in succession? > > Great idiots, er minds, think alike ;-) I'd an idea for a cat-like > alien who'd dual vocal chords so the 'tonal' languages of that world > used pitch, as chinese does, to distinguish homophones, while the > interval carried other info like "formality" fer' instance. ;-) > > Regards > > Baba >
Cool! But what about encoding other kinds of information? I got into quagmires because it was just too difficult to turn chords into grammar. S. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Sally Caves Rin euab ouarjo vopy vytssema tohda uo zef: ar al aippara brottwav; ad kemban aril yllefo brotwav fenom; vybbrysan brotwav an; he ad edirmerem brotwav kronom. "A cat and a man are not all that different. Both are on my bed; both lay their head on their arm; both have mustaches; both purr when they sleep." ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++