Re: Sonority of 'h'?
|From:||BP Jonsson <bpj@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, July 15, 2003, 5:53|
At 11:18 1.7.2003 -0400, Amanda Babcock wrote:
>On Mon, Jun 30, 2003 at 11:48:44AM +0200, BP Jonsson wrote:
> > At 17:37 26.6.2003 -0500, Thomas R. Wier wrote:
> > >I don't know much about Mohawk specifically, but I seem to
> > >recall that it does have a phonemic /?/,
> > It does. (And it is written |þ| in Lucal Mohawk :-)
>What is Lucal Mohawk? Is it a conlang of Mohawk, or something in the
>real world? (I couldn't find it on Google.)
This is a bit old. I've been very busy in Real Life lately.
"Lucal" refers to Lucus, my alternate history plaything.
There Norse settlement in Vínland -- what is *here* western
Canada continued from Viking times to modern times.
Therefore many Native American (or as they say *there*
"Skræling") languages are written in orthographies based on
Norse as it developed in Vínland. One important difference
between Vinlandic and Classical Norse or modern Icelandic is
that thorn ([T]) merged with /h/. This made the thorn letter
superfluous, and suitable for use to indicate another glottal
sound. Nothing like it in the Real World I'm afraid! :-)
FWIW Lucal Mohawk or any other NA language, would not be
structurally different from *here*, but they would have a
lot of loan words from Norse/Vinlandic insteadof from Dutch
and English, I suppose.
B.Philip Jonsson mailto:melrochX@melroch.se (delete X)
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