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Gabwe and conscript gallery? (was Re: Tsuhon: tentative phonology)

From:Yoon Ha Lee <yl112@...>
Date:Friday, May 4, 2001, 2:31
On Thu, 3 May 2001, Steg Belsky wrote:

> On Thu, 3 May 2001 17:13:19 -0400 Yoon Ha Lee <yl112@...> writes: > > I'd love to see a writing sample, if you have one up on the web or > > as a > > JPG or GIF file. (Possibly I've seen Gabwe before, but I'm bad at > > Okay, i'm putting up a sample of Gabwe (technically Gáb-we) now. > > > (for some stupid reason i accidentally made it capitalized) > > The first horizontal line, in black, says: > > Gáb-we Dá-túk-Ék. > (I speak Gabwe) > > The blue lines (also going from left to right) are the alphabetic symbols > that the syllables are based on: > p t k b d g w r y r' h ({r'} = r-acute) > a e i u á é í ú (accented vowels are long; length is a grammatical > feature, not a phonemic one) > > The green in the brown boxes are sample syllables: > í úr' kád pwét tárk gwur't
[snip] That's really neat. :-) The Korean influences leapt out at me immediately, though certain types of arrangements wouldn't show up in Korean, and I confess I keep trying to read the familiar-looking shapes as Korean instead of what they're supposed to be. Must stop thinking in Korean mode. :-p Cool stuff! You know what, once I get my last math homework out of the way, I'd love to set up a conscript gallery with brief samples of people's various conscripts. It'll probably take several days for me to get around to it, but if anyone likes the idea, speak up! And feel free to point me to websites or (off-list) send me samples.... Yoon Ha Lee


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