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Re: 9-phoneme IAL (was Re: Chinese-based IAL?)

From:Jörg Rhiemeier <joerg.rhiemeier@...>
Date:Sunday, February 25, 2001, 22:33
andrew <hobbit@...> writes:

> Hmmm. That makes the most likely alternatives are Kernu or Breathanach. > It looks more like Q-Celtic influenced Breathanach to me. This is a > trick question because Geoff Eddy is active on Celticonlang, but not on > Conlang.
Correct! It is Breathanach, by Geoff Eddy.
> One pedantic point: I understand that in Teonaht the digraph [ht] is a > dental fricative so it may be more accurately rendered as > [Tiunata/Tiunasa], unless Sally Caves' rules of pronunciation have > changed. :)
You are right! I was misguided by the spelling: for some reason, the pronuncuation [teonaxt] is floating around in my mind. daniel andreasson <daniel.andreasson@...> writes:
> I thought it might be Breathanach, but I thought there > was a {t} missing ( > paratanaka ), and I had *no* idea > that it was Geoff Eddy who invented Breathanach. That was > a tricky one, Jörg! :)
What concerns the missing <t>: if I understood the Breathanach spelling rules correctly, the name is pronounced [brahanax], hence Paraanaka. Raymond Brown <ray.brown@...> writes:
> Slightly puzzled - Why is the /E/ in /dZEf/ rendered as /u/ in _Supu_ while > the /E/ in /Edi/ rendered as /i/ in _Iti? > > Or is 'Geoff' pronounced differently on each side of the Atlantic?
Well, I thought that "Geoff" was pronounced [dZOf], but I might be misled. Jörg.


andrew <hobbit@...>Breathanach and other languages
Raymond Brown <ray.brown@...>