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Re: ¿Q?: if certain animals could speak...

From:Joe <joe@...>
Date:Sunday, December 22, 2002, 9:00
On Sunday 22 December 2002 8:08 am, J Y S Czhang wrote:
> For a possible sci-fi short story I will be writing * , I was wondering > what possible sounds (phonemes) these following "genetically mutated" > animal-humanoids would be capable of - considering their respective mouth > shapes (somewhat betwixt human and animal): > > pygmy chimpanzee-humanoids [_Homo luden Pan paniscus_] > ... their name for themselves (both _hommage_ and boastful play on words): > "Good-alls" (disparagingly called "bonzos")
Hmm...judging by the structure of the neanderthal vocal structure, they can't use high vowels. That means no /i/ of /u/
> cat-humanoids [_Homo luden Cattus (talkative Siamese, of course ;)_] > ... name given to them that they liked: "Bella-Pella" {beauty-fur}
Hmmm....lots of nasals. Maybe only nasals as consonanta
> wolf-dog-humanoids [Homo luden Lupus-Canus_ (timber wolf-German > Shephard mix)] ... self-proclaimed "Uldhedhnari" or "Harii" (disparagingly > called "werewolves" and "fidos")
More fricatives, the odd stop, and no nasals.
> * the story involves a multi-generational spaceship in 2369 CE... In > order to save certain animal DNA without taking up ultra-valuable space on > the ship (and also to utilize/exploit some excellent animal physiological, > mental and emotional character traits), mutant "homizoid crew members" are > lab-created by "piggy-backing" and "splicing" animal DNA onto human DNA. > > Hanuman Zhang > WOG (Wiley Oriental Gentleman ;) > Avatar of Sun WuKong, a.k.a "Monkey", a.k.a. "the Monkey King," > a.k.a. "TricksterGod of the Glorious Anti-Imperialist Chinese Boxers" > > => om hung hanumatay rudratmakai hung phat <= > mantra to Hanuman the Hindu Monkey TricksterGod > > <= thee prIs ov X.iztenz iz aetern'l warfaer 'N' kreativ playf'llnizz... > => > > ';' <=== ASCII portrait of "Stitch" a.k.a. "Experiment 626" > > googolgigglabyte > goegolgiechelbijt - of - met een vette megagrijns > GoogolGekicherByte > googolrisibyte ===> el byte de la risita de googol > googolrisadinhabyte ===> o byte de risadinha de googol > googolspassoctet > gugolhihibajt > gugolngisibayt > okukolkikikol > egúgelegigalibaith > ikhakpanc'anoonvöl > cimacimakekehapi > baitakhakhweifayatrauni > ufi'auayinisuguguluarkhar > pokatra oemadroabhethetre > inarevuta yhiyhayhake nawyo > va'i utne tuktukt'ishushukuko`g tuk go`go`o`gwgaga


Herman Miller <hmiller@...>