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xuxuxi (formerly JIAL) phonology/morphology

From:John Cowan <cowan@...>
Date:Wednesday, June 13, 2001, 3:10
xuxuxi sounds:
vowels: a e i o u
voiceless or fortis or aspirated stops:  p t k
voiced or lenis or unaspirated stops or voiced fricatives: b d g
voiceless fricatives: f c s x
nasals: m n
rhotic: r
lateral: l
semivowel: y
All as in IPA except c = [S] and y = [j].

xuxuxi morphology:
All syllables are CV.  Words of one syllable are function words and
are unstressed.  Words of 2 or 3 syllables are stressed on the first
syllable, and observe rules of vowel harmony.

First vowel     Middle vowel    Last vowel      Harmony type
a               a, e, o         i, u            low
e, i            a, e, i         o, u            front
o, u            a, o, u         e, i            back

I have not yet figured out how to handle borrowings.
Changes from my previous posting:  added r and y as consonants.

John Cowan                         
One art/there is/no less/no more/All things/to do/with sparks/galore
        --Douglas Hofstadter