147680Re: Brr (was: Re: A few questions about linguistics concerning my new project)
- Aug 1, 2007ROGER MILLS wrote:
> Kou wrote:[snip]
>> From: Michael Poxon <mike@...>
>> > 3. Rather than expand the vowel system, it might be fun to restrict
>> it. Just
>> > have (say) a i u, as I believe some Inuit langs do. That may even
>> give your
>> > language a certain cold-climate feel, fine if that's what you're
>> after but
>> > not so fine if you're not!
>> Doesn't Arabic, at least in theory, have an a-i-u system?
> Yes. Also Tagalog and Bisayan, among others in the PI.Also Kichwa (Quechua) over in Peru where I was earlier this year.
It can get a bit nippy at hight in high Andes (and the very high Andes
don't lose their snow!) - but not what one thinks of cold-climate feel,
anymore than the Philippine Islands or Arabia.
I'm not what feel, in itself, a three-vowel system actually does give a
conlang. Surely it will depend upon what else goes along with it?
Thinks: How does one give a language that Brr factor?
Nid rhy hen neb i ddysgu.
There's none too old to learn.
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