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Re: Language Creation: The International Language Construction Bulletin (working title :)) )

From:H. S. Teoh <hsteoh@...>
Date:Saturday, May 11, 2002, 2:05
On Fri, May 10, 2002 at 04:17:04PM -0500, Danny Wier wrote:
> From: "H. S. Teoh" <hsteoh@...> > > The diminished 7th chord is the most flexible and fear-instilling chord. Use > > it often, use it unsparingly, to subdue your listeners into submission! > > Strangely, I've always considered the augmented chord to be the most > fear-instilling. Maybe it's because I've heard a lot of jazz progressions > involving a diminished seventh....
Well, an augmented chord certainly has a haunting sound to it, but not necessarily concentrated and packed like a diminished 7th. But it all depends on context, I suppose. When used in certain contexts, both chords can sound completely innocuous. E.g. C -> C# dim -> G/D, or C -> C aug -> F. For that matter, a simple major triad can sound extremely haunting when used correctly. T -- "You are a very disagreeable person." "NO."