Re: "Godless phonemes without complex voice modulation apparatus"
|From:||Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, April 26, 2005, 3:21|
> "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.