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Re: Music-conlangs & music

From:Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>
Date:Wednesday, July 5, 2006, 23:53

R A Brown writes:
> James W. wrote: > > On Tue, 4 Jul 2006 20:40:33 +0100, "R A Brown" > > <ray@...> said: > [snip] > >> Yep - the subject line explicitly refers to 'music-conlangs'. I > >> thought I had made it clear that I was referring to those conlangs > >> that use whole ranges of a musical scale of some sort or > >> other. AFAIK there are _no_ natlangs that do this. > > Do you mean particular modes (like Major, Minor, Dorian, Locrian, > > etc.)? > > Yes.
Are there langs that express grammatical categories in modes? E.g. Major=indicative, Minor=subjunctive, Dorian=question? And maybe Phrygian=imperative? That'd be quite cool. :-) But if the utterance is too short to make the mode clear, you might end up with some ambiguities. Hehe. Maybe additional text would be added since a standard phrase with all seven note phonemes (depending on the degree of distinction, you would need less). :-) **Henrik


R A Brown <ray@...>