Esperanto, anyone?

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Postby gailr » Sun Jun 25, 2006 10:36 pm

frank wrote:Here you can find a collection of links to conlangs, artificial languages, auxiliary languages, etc.
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I had not heard of "D'ni" before and took a look at that one. I was enchanted to see that its alphabet is comprised of constanents and vowels.

I'll borrow a line from the Brazilian_dude here and say I don't know squat about this. But I'm guessing: the constanents are "stationary" sounds (and the vowels are...not?)...

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Postby frank » Mon Jun 26, 2006 4:13 am

gailr wrote:I had not heard of "D'ni" before and took a look at that one. I was enchanted to see that its alphabet is comprised of constanents and vowels.
I'll borrow a line from the Brazilian_dude here and say I don't know squat about this. But I'm guessing: the constanents are "stationary" sounds (and the vowels are...not?)...

What do you mean by "the consonants are stationary"? Like in Arabic, where you have roots as S_L_M (indicating a "basic meaning"), in which the _ can be filled out with a vowel/with vowels to produce actual words as SaLaM, iSLaM, ...?

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Postby Perry » Mon Jun 26, 2006 10:47 am

Frank, look again. Gail was riffing on constanents.
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Postby frank » Mon Jun 26, 2006 11:30 am

Perry wrote:Frank, look again. Gail was riffing on constanents.

Oooooooooops, oh my... Lol.
:oops:

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Postby Huny » Mon Jun 26, 2006 2:22 pm

frank wrote:
Perry wrote:Frank, look again. Gail was riffing on constanents.

Oooooooooops, oh my... Lol.
:oops:

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That's O.K. Frank, I didn't get it at first either. :oops: gailr is elegantly constant in her subtlety :)
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Postby sluggo » Wed Jun 28, 2006 12:03 am

Huny wrote:
frank wrote:
Perry wrote:Frank, look again. Gail was riffing on constanents.

Oooooooooops, oh my... Lol.
:oops:

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That's O.K. Frank, I didn't get it at first either. :oops: gailr is elegantly constant in her subtlety :)


- but constantly unsubtle in her elegance.
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Postby Huny » Wed Jun 28, 2006 1:35 am

sluggo wrote:
Huny wrote:
frank wrote:
Perry wrote:Frank, look again. Gail was riffing on constanents.

Oooooooooops, oh my... Lol.
:oops:

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That's O.K. Frank, I didn't get it at first either. :oops: gailr is elegantly constant in her subtlety :)


- but constantly unsubtle in her elegance.


Silly :lol:
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Postby malachai » Sun Aug 06, 2006 12:36 am

I have heard that there are people who speak Esperanto as a native language. Can anyone confirm this?


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