Re: Hive English Orthography
|From:||Joseph a.k.a Buck <zhosh@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, May 10, 2005, 16:18|
> I haven't decided on a particular type of syntax yet. I'm
> still trying to figure out what distinctions are important
> (maybe hive, anti-hive, neutral,
> pro-hive-but-not-"synchronized") and how these affect person
> and number. Plus I've been sidetracked by yet another conlang project.
Hmm, pro-hive-not-synchronized. Interesting idea.
Yeah, I know about other conlangs coming along - I was busied working on a
> Some nice trills, there.
> I don't have any morphemes or assignment schemes like that,
> although I'm thinking about using |ms| and |mr| to mark
> physically feminine and masculine.
I argued with myself about making those assignments being too restrictive,
but it is effectively a complex class system based on hive caste and action
> I like your use of [K] for "not hive"! Was that usage
> influenced by Láadan |lh|?
No, not really. I'm familiar with [K] from Welsh & Navajo, and happen to
like the sound. In this case, it seemed to me a logical choice as there are
no other laterals in Gremegr.
> >Sentences/phrases are strictly:
> >tamat ga7ig gwasa7 zele7 kini7 7ad.
Though I could translate to & from Gremegr, I found that I had to use
spreadsheets for the translations to make sense to another local friend.