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147703Re: Brr (was: Re: A few questions about linguistics concerning my new project)

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  • Henrik Theiling
    Aug 2, 2007
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      Douglas Koller writes:
      > 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? 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 :-)

      And neither has, say, Quechua.

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