Re: New Conlang: Terkunan
|From:||Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, March 3, 2007, 9:25|
On 3/2/07, Henrik Theiling <theiling@...> wrote:
> The pronunciation of the phones today is just like in
> Classical Latin again, only length is now non-phonemically selected by
> openness of the syllable:
> /e:/ [e:]
> /e/ [E]
Is |es| an exception to this, or do I misunderstand the concept of
"open" and "closed" syllables?
I thought that a closed syllable was one where the vowel was followed
by a(t least one) consonant that belongs to the same syllable, so I
would've expected [Es] for |es| (even though there's no consonant
before the nucleus).
However, your text has
> Mis patre, k'es n'kels, [mIs 'patre 'kes N=kEls]
with [e] between two consonants and
> Es bendika tu nombre. ['es bEn'dika tu 'nOmbre]
with [e] before a (presumably) syllable-final consonant.
Exception due to high-frequency word? Or slip of the finger?
Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>