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Re: "Godless phonemes without complex voice modulation apparatus"

From:Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>
Date:Tuesday, April 26, 2005, 3:21

I wrote:
> Hi! > > "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.
Erm, missing 'not': I assume it is *not* the conhistory. Rubbish, sorry. **Henrik