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On Wed, 4 Feb 2004, Andreas Johansson wrote:

> Quoting Trebor Jung <[log in to unmask]>:
>
> > Merhaba!
> >
> > I'm interested in creating a wacky conlang, one with a crazy phonology,
> > morphology, and syntax. Any features I should think about - that are crazy,
> > unexplainable, or just weird?

Christophe and I should get together and design, if that word's
appropriate, the orthography :)

> It shall, of course, have to be Monster Raving Loony (ie, have one case for
> transitive subject and object, and one for intransitive subject).
>
> Phonologically, make sure it has the sublamino-velar trill (voiced and
> voiceless), a full linguolabial series, distinguish dental vs alveolar vs
> postalveolar vs retroflex vs palatal, syntactically determined alternation
> between plain voiceless stops and preaspirated voiced nareal fricatives,

Nareal? What's nareal?

> glottalization to indicate the locative case, and dissimilative tone sandhi
> (low falling tone turns into high rising-falling before another low falling,
> except utterance initial, where it goes extra high flat instead).
>
> Your adpositions should be impositions (ie, go in the middle of the word).

Doesn't that make them infixes? Or I guess not, while 'in a dog' could be
'doing', 'in a big dog' could be 'big in dog', couldn't it?

--
Tristan