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Christophe Grandsire scripsit:

> >Yes, so do I. Why Sudre didn't at least go from doh to the doh an octave
> >above (like the Mercurians :))  I don't know.  But he didn't: only 'do'
> >through to 'si' (i.e. ti in English).  The restricted range, apparently
> >equal length notes, and all those pauses must surely have produced the
> >most unmusical muslang imaginable,
>
> What do you expect from someone speaking a language with equal-syllable
> length, non phonemic stress, and particularly unimaginative? (the someone,
> not the language ;)) )

I suspect the musical mapping of Solresol (and don't forget that the color
and glyph mappings were also available) was probably predicated by what you
can do on the trumpet, which is why the language had some interest to the
military.  Pauses, and restricting oneself to an octave, make good sense there.

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