147703Re: Brr (was: Re: A few questions about linguistics concerning my new project)
- Aug 2, 2007Hi!
Douglas Koller writes:
> From: Michael Poxon <mike@...>And neither has, say, Quechua.
> > 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? While I've
> heard it can get pretty nippy on those desert nights and you might
> want to bring a cardigan to a mountain top, I don't think of Arabic
> having a cold-climate feel :-)
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