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. ;-)
Cool! But what about encoding other kinds of information? I got into
quagmires because it was just too difficult to turn chords into grammar.
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