Re: Diachronic instability of oligosynthesis
|From:||Yahya Abdal-Aziz <yahya@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, January 24, 2006, 9:11|
On Mon, 23 Jan 2006 Jim Henry wrote:
> On 1/21/06, Yahya Abdal-Aziz <yahya@..> wrote:
> > Anyway, the genesis of Uiama was a silly, science-
> > fictional type of dream about some creatures trying
> > to gather fruits from a particularly difficult tree.
> > I saw the tree and the wild fruit-gathering animals
> > quite clearly, and heard the people singing a song
> > about the tree - as it were, on its behalf, addressing
> > the animal that always robbed it. (Talk about
> > hallucinations! :-) ) So when I woke up, I wrote down
> > everything I could remember very quickly. A few days
> > later, the music of the song 'Paruktfui mbo' was still
> > quite clear enough for me to write down.
> Wow. Too spiffy for words.
Yeah ... one listmember wrote to me privately, suggesting
I might have been using hallucinogens ... couldn't blame
anyone who thought so! :-)
> > Where can I lob a copy of the document outlining
> > Uiama (called "Discovering Uiama through its Poetry")
> > for anyone interested to read it?
> You could copy the text of the document
> into one of the various conlang wikis
> that we recently discussed here. Or you
> could upload the Word document to the
> archives of one of the Yahoo listgroups
> about conlangs and concultures.
> Or save it as an HTML file and send it
> to me, & I could host it on my web
> site for a while.
Thanks for the suggestions and kind offer.
I might try a yahoo groups file section as you
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