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Re: Idaly -- my latest conlang attempt

From:Yahya Abdal-Aziz <yahya@...>
Date:Saturday, March 11, 2006, 13:41
Hi Aaron,

On Fri, 10 Mar 2006, Aaron Morse wrote:
> > Phonology (X-Sampa is between //, orthography < >) > > /p, t, k, b, d, g/ <p, t, c, b, d, g> > /m, n, J/ <m, n, nj> > /l, r, r\, w, L, j/ <l, rr, r, w, lj, j> > /f, v, S, Z, T, h/ <f, v, s, z, th, h>
Interesting that there is no /D/. Would such a phoneme inventory arise naturally without including /s/ and /z/?
> /a, e, E, i, I, o, u/ <a, e, e, i, i, o, y>
Any particular reason for favouring <y> over <u>?
> Phonotactics > > Words can start with a vowel, a liquid, a fricative, or a nasal.
Anything but a stop! [snip]
> A LONGER EXAMPLE > > The North Sun and the Moon > > Sad marwen wengos-ja, zyrna tha sad rygra-lje, thyshvanla-nja. > PAST wind sun-and, about who PAST strong-COMP, argue-IMP.INDICATIVE
Would be nice to see the English translation with this example too. [snip]
> A recording is available: > > COMMENTS? CRITIQUE?
Seems very workable. Regards, Yahya -- No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG Free Edition. Version: 7.1.375 / Virus Database: 268.2.1/279 - Release Date: 10/3/06