Re: Creating a metaconlang; anyone want to join?
|Date:||Saturday, December 1, 2007, 18:18|
> [mailto:CONLANG@listserv.brown.edu] On Behalf Of Jim Henry
> but _really weird_. Relatively quiet clicks, and
> subtle alterations of facial expression, gesture,
> and posture are probably better things to explore.
Yes, and we could do other things if English is the language we are
working with. Maybe we could slightly undo some of the vowel
reduction, or even slightly shift some of the vowel positions.
Maybe even toss in a hint of another language, like turning voiced
stops into fricatives like Spanish does to have some sort of meta
purpose. We could even tie these features to the main message. A
click on a word could be "opposite of", while a tone change could
mean "this word describes the color", and have other markers for