Re: another newbie
|From:||David Barrow <davidab@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, November 27, 2002, 4:57|
Thanks for your reply
Jeff Jones wrote:
> First of all, sorry for the delay, if it matters.
> No, don't worry
> >> >Anyone else interested in modified languages? I speak English and
> >> >Spanish so my interest centres mainly around these two
> >> There are quite a few! You'll probably be hearing from some others very
> >> shortly. I mostly do languages from scratch, but have a Latin-derived
> >> conlang (Rubaga) that I work on on occasion, and also speak English and
> >> Spanish less badly than other natlangs, so feel free to show us.
> >Is it on a website?
> Not yet. I started doing some HTML pages some time ago but haven't gotten
> very far. The language itself isn't well-developed yet; mainly phonology
> and orthography with only a small amount of tentative morphosyntax. If I
> uploaded what I have it'd be a mess, too. The main feature so far are some
> phonological processes. I posted a little bit here a few months ago. Maybe
> I'll dig up some more if you're interested.
> Perhaps I can have a look at it in the listserv archives if you give me some
> > would it be best to represent e in words like pet with /E/ for both
> > standard English and American and words like raise would have /eI/
> > (English) and /e/ American
> I'd say use /E/ for "pet" and /e/ for "raise" in both cases, as long as
> we're strictly talking phonemes (and are limited to the more familiar
> accents, otherwise all bets are off).
I used /eI/, /e/ to distinguish diphthonising dialects from non-diphthonising
though I suppose I shouldn't have made the split England-US because both
have both. I'm a diphthongiser
> I hope this response isn't too terse!
Again don't worry