A Conlang by the group: phonology
|From:||Carlos Thompson <cthompso@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, October 10, 1998, 14:57|
De: Tommie Powell <tommiepowell@...>
Fecha: S=E1bado 10 de Octubre de 1998 05:02
Asunto: Re: A Conlang, created by the group?
>I don't want to get involved in this project (too much work!) but I just
>want to make this comment: The consonants q and qg (as I've seen their
>sounds described in previous posts) are made far back in the mouth, whil=e f
>and v are made far forward, and I find it physically difficult to follow= q
>or qg with f or v for that reason: Specifically, my jaw slips backward t=o
>make q or qg, and then I have to move my jaw forward before I can make t=he
>or v -- for, if I don't, my upper front teeth will touch so far forward =on
>my lower lip (in making f or v) that my mouth will virtually close (turn=ing
>the f into p or the v into b).
>Is this just me, or do natural languages that have back-of-the-throat
>consonants tend to not have f and v?
I've test trying to say thinks like kufqif (note the voiced/unvoiced
not very easy but possible.
"biqgav", still posible.
we can try avoiding those words, at word building stage and our throats a=
tongues would need some training... but I like it.
We could use phonetics to give a clue of something, leaving front
consonants, and nasals in kind concepts and back consonants and <r> in ru=
-- Carlos Th