Re: Today's all-purpose reply (inc. Tech syllable inversion)
|From:||R. Nierse <rnierse@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, September 29, 1999, 8:51|
> Van: FFlores <fflores@...>
> Aan: Multiple recipients of list CONLANG <CONLANG@...>
> Onderwerp: Re: Today's all-purpose reply (inc. Tech syllable inversion)
> Datum: dinsdag 28 september 1999 16:31
> Danny Wier <dawier@...> wrote:
> > Now onto a distinctive feature of Tech inflection. Not only are vowels
> > shifted betwixt one of three gradations (zero/'schwa' < short > long),and
> > consonant mutations along the lines of Welsh and Irish, a CV sequencein the
> > original root becmes VC -- that is, it reverses!
> Do you know of any natlang that does this (or similar stuff)? I think
> I once had that in mind, but I thought it wasn't very naturalistic.
I had to think of a language I once heared of. It is an Autronesian
languages (or Papuan, I don't know, I forgot the name either) that uses
metathesis on consonants of words that belong together. It is the weirdest
reversing I ever heared of. Does not sound naturalistic at all.
Let me give some (invented!) examples: pat kac lam -> pak tam cam.
Weird ain't it?