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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? Cheers, -- Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>


Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>