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Re: "Godless phonemes without complex voice modulation apparatus"

From:Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>
Date:Tuesday, April 26, 2005, 1:18

"B. Garcia" <madyaas@...> writes:
>... > For example, I could express an alien sound as 'qrxp', which is > > perfectly fine, but I could never transcribe such a thing into IPA. > > > > True, but it's useless to tell someone about it without giving a description > about it.
Well, not useless. Just unsatisfactory. Imagine it's an ancient, written language of a long extinct alien race that left nothing but written texts, including some texts talking about the beauty of the sound of their language. It is still unsatisfactory not to be told by a conlanger that this is the conhistory, of course. :-) At least, that would be some information. And further, in this case, I assume that this *is* the conhistory. **Henrik


Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>