qT (and not qs) in Q'en|gai
|From:||Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, November 2, 2004, 1:05|
Dear fellow Conlangers!
The High Council for Q'en|gai Language Affairs (HCQLA) likes to
announce the following.
The High Council made the (preliminarily) final decision to
introduce a /qT/ consonant cluster into the Q'en|gai language.
1 - This decision was made despite the fact that some single
individuals from Germany, maybe even from the same state the
President of the HCQLA originates from, namely Westphalia, might
not like the phoneme /T/.
To avoid conflicts, the High Council hereby defines that those
who have any objections against the phoneme /T/ or against any
other phoneme of the language Q'en|gai or against any vowel,
diphthong, cluster, tone, allophone or sandhi or grammar rule in
any possible dialect of the language Q'en|gai are explicitly
a - use the Q'en|gai language orally,
b - make proposals for alternative spellings or romanisations,
c - become a member of the HCQLA,
d - alter the language on their own,
e - rename the language and then alter it on their own.
Infringement must be punished by issuing a Merkbefreiung against
the culprit (see Appendix A).
The HCQLA is free to extend or restrict or otherwise alter the
previous definition in the future.
2 - The romanisation of the /qT/ phoneme shall be |qth|, which may be
capitalised if appropriate.
3 - The phoneme /q'/ (the uvular ejective) is hereby removed from the
Q'en|gai language and replaced by /qT/.
4 - Henceforth and thusly, the name of the language is now 'Qthen|gai'.
5 - Similar decisions can be expected from the HCQLA for all ejective
phonemes in the near future.
6 - The HCQLA web page has not been updated accordingly, since other
issues on the same agenda still need further investigation and
Thank you for your attention.
Dr.-Ing. Dipl.-Inform. Henrik Theiling
(President of the HCQLA)
(in German only)