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Re: phonology, grammar and lexicon

From:Michael Poxon <mike@...>
Date:Monday, October 6, 2008, 23:20
Although I haven't designed many langs (I'm more of a "one great project"
type) I start out with simply some words or phrases that I like the sound
of, and that usually generates a phonology itself. I tend to go for the
Turkish type of morphology so one of the facets I really like to get right
is how sounds behave in contact. As an example, Omina has several stems that
end in -n and several suffixes that begin with m- but -nm- is not a
permitted consonant cluster, so this environment always changes to the
acceptable -mn- instead.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jörg Rhiemeier" <joerg_rhiemeier@...>
To: <CONLANG@...>
Sent: Monday, October 06, 2008 9:11 PM
Subject: Re: phonology, grammar and lexicon

> In my own conlangs, as I said I start with the phonology, > then grammar and a few words for the purpose of building > sample sentences, then the rest of the lexicon (which takes > forever with me). > > ... brought to you by the Weeping Elf