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Christophe Grandsire bsaidsiem:

>>(bsa-Idsiem /feim/ is the past tense of dsiem /ji~:/, meaning 'to
>>write'. The derive from 'eba idyme' and 'idyme', respectively.)
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>Well, you seem to have an extreme taste in onset reduction ;)))) .
>
It's the easiest, most sensible way of making it inflexional that I
could think of. And anyway, much the same reduction happens in the
middle and ends of words.

>>But I mean, take a look at 'ida o ilu'.* It becomes 'dsoilu' /v\y/ (if
>>that isn't a wasteful orthography, I don't know what is). Now, if we
>>add
>>rolosofimabelaka to the end, so we have 'ida o ilurolosofimabelaka',
>>this would end up becoming something like /De:s`o~:foug/ or
>>/Te:Cr\`o~:fouk/, partly because I enjoy metathesis, but mainly
>>because
>>I've already have too many rules from the creation of words like Jaug,
>>iIjaug and Mefe and the pronouns.
>>
>And also partly because you're as evil as I am ;))) <Mwahahahahaha!!!> .
>
Oh indeed! But considering how evil I am, where's my sidekick?

>>Anyway, a creole means I can have not one, not two, but fourty-five
>>thousand, three hundred and sixty-nine different -ough-like things
>>floating around my language.
>>
>>
>Well, even without a creole you probably can do it ;) .
>
Orthographically, yes. But having the same thing evolve different ways?

>> (At least. If I get a trapezoidal  tuit.
>
>
>>Round tuits just don't cut it any more.)
>>
>>
>What's a tuit?
>
A bad pun. A round tuit = Around to it.

>>Oh? What's so special about Tibetan?
>>
>>
>Basically, Tibetan is what happens when you didn't have any spelling reform in
>the last thousand years ;))))) . Tibetan is written with wild-looking consonant
>clusters, while its syllable structure is today more like CVC and a tone. And
>the shape of the consonant clusters, according to extremely complicated rules,
>indicates both the actual pronunciation of the consonants as well as the
>tone :) .
>
It sounds remarkably like Etabnanni is essentially Tibetan done badly.
(There you go John, another essentially for you.) (Started out with lots
of generally less-weird consonant clusters, but its syllable structure
is ... CVC with a tone! The tone is determined by the consonant cluster
as well, though the rules aren't especially complex.)

>Hehe, maybe Proto-World is! That would be a funny answer to the problem of
>language genesis (and who knows, this Proto-World could be one of our
>conlangs ;)))))) ).
>
Maybe Andrew did better than he knew ;)

Tristan

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