|From:||Carlos Thompson <chlewey@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, March 9, 2004, 3:22|
James Worlton wrote:
> Sandat David Peterson:
> > (Before I begin, when I hit "reply" to this e-mail, it brought up yourpersonal
> >address, James, and not the CONLANG address. I forget what this is a
> symptom of.)
> I don't know about this one.
You have a reply-to address. Sometimes when you configure your email client
it ask if you want a prefered address for replies. You can (should) leave
it blank and people will reply back to you your personal email, and back to
the list your postings to conlang-L.
As for the topic of your emal, there are other factors that make the sound
system of a language beyond inventory of sounds, phonemes, phones, and
Languages have certain restrictions in how sounds are combined; mostly known
as syllable structure but restrictions also apply to stressed/unstressed
syllables or in certain word possitions (i.e. Spanish /r/ and /rr/ both can
begin any syllable as longer as it is not word initial). Some apply to
certain phonemes (i.e. English sillable onsets can be described as (S)C(L),
where S is /s/, C any consonant and L a glide, either /l/, /r/ or /w/, but
/l/ cannot combine with any consonant, like "dl" or "hl").
Then is accent: how (or if) the language marks syllables like stress, pitch
or tone. How those marking affects words and sentenses, give information as
if the sentence is an affirmation or a question, etc.
Well, I hope this helps.
-- Carlos Th