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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.
Jim, Thanks for the suggestions and kind offer. I might try a yahoo groups file section as you suggest. Regards, Yahya -- No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG Free Edition. Version: 7.1.375 / Virus Database: 267.14.22/238 - Release Date: 23/1/06