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Re: Creating a metaconlang; anyone want to join?

Date:Saturday, December 1, 2007, 18:18
> [] 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 metaphoric speech.