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Betreft: Yes, another sketch for a new conlang! [very very long!]

From:Rob Nierse <rnierse@...>
Date:Thursday, January 13, 2000, 8:34
>>> Christophe Grandsire <Christophe.Grandsire@...> 01/12 12:39 >>>
Okay, now that I've answered all the mail I had to answer to, I have now time to show you a sketch for the last conlang I'm working on, which will obtain a name certainly later this week, after you gave me some feed-back from what I'm going to write. So here is a sketch for the conlang I'm currently working on: PHONOLOGY AND MORPHOLOGY: <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<snip>
>CL= -> C_vL= L= voices the preceding consonnant, except if it is ' or h.
How about saying that the h is voiceless and gets voiced according to the rule? Or breathy or something. I note a difference between the Dutch and English way to pronounce /h/. English sounds 'voicelesser' to me. Maybe you could introduce it to your lang. <snip>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> NOTE: All those changes are very complex, as when a new syllable is phonetically created when a word barrier disappears, this new syllable endures also all the possible changes that were already explained. It means simply that in this language, actual segments are generally very dependent on the environment, and that word frontiers don't limit the influence of segments over others. Also, it means that the writing does not represent in an easy way the actual pronunciation, as for example something like "ta 'ilce " is pronounced [t_Sl=k]. Tell me what you think of that. Personnally, I like this feature, as it looks a little like the way people hear a language they don't know: they cannot seperate the sounds which seem mangled together as a single string. <<<<<<<<<<<<<< I like it too. I think there will be a lot of homonyms. E.g.: "ta'ilce " {BTW, where does the [i] come from?} -> [tSI=k] but "telce"-> [tSI=k], "telca"-> [tSI=k]. Could be difficult for the speakers?
GRAMMATICAL SKETCH: Class 1: beings with strong will: individual humans, souls, high spirits (derivation: personnification of words of other classes, sometimes an added meaning of nobility). <snip> <<<<<<<<<<<<< I like this class system, even though you think it is too straightforward. Rob