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:
> >> 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.)?
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). :-)