A Conlang by the group: phonetics
|From:||Carlos Thompson <cthompso@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, October 10, 1998, 16:26|
De: Pablo Flores <fflores@...>
Fecha: S=E1bado 10 de Octubre de 1998 10:29
Asunto: Re: A Conlang, created by the group?
>>>* Harmony: nobody mentioned vowel harmony so far. I mentioned nasal
>>>harmony (for consonants, not for vowels), i. e. some affixes could
>>>have two allophones, one nasal and one oral (for example -pi and -mi)
>>>according to the neighbouring consonants.
>>Or voiced/unvoiced harmony. Let's try consonant harmony in some way.
>I like voice harmony. Count a vote for that.
>>For consonant harmony's sake let's [F] voiced/voiceless disctinction
>>unnecesary (then krif and kriv would be the same). And h would not beused
>>in syllabe final position. I would vote for letting only /l/ and not /=r/
>>the [F] position.
>Right. Regarding [F], are we writing "aika" or "ajka", "auka" or "awka"?
>(I prefer the "aika, auka" form).
I prefere "ai" and "au" forms too... would let us say "auska" or "ainga"
without broken our rules or complicate them.
How about if we ned to merge a vowel ending syllabe whit a vowel leding o=
I think I saw a way Pablo proposed in an example:
ku + ys --> kuwys
ki + ys --> kijys
ko + ys --> kowys
ke + ys --> kejys
ky + ys --> kywys or kyjys
ka + ys --> kawys or kajys
ku + es --> kuwes
ki + es --> kijes
ky + es --> kyjes
ka + es --> kajes
ku + os --> kuwos
ki + os --> kijos
ky + os --> kywos
ka + os --> kawos
I preffer these than glotal stops or hyphens, and allow us to have
aika (two syllabes: ai + ka [aj.ka] or [aI.ka])
ajika (three syllabes: a+ji+ka [a.i.ka] or [a.ji.ka])
-- Carlos Th