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Re: R: Re: Uusisuom's influences

From:Mangiat <mangiat@...>
Date:Monday, April 2, 2001, 20:18
Daniel44 wrote:

> Uusisuom is no where near as complicated as Finnish. It is a genuinely
> language to study, learn and use. > > I think there is a HUGE difference between 'y' and 'u' and indeed between > the 'oo' in 'boot' and 'foot'. It's a question of pronouncing these words > correctly.
And I can assure you that there are lots of self-declaring English speakers in Italy who actually can't distinguish the 'oo' in 'boot' /bu:/ and in 'foot' /fUt/, as well as they can't distinguish (the difference is here greater, IMO) the vowel in 'but' /bVt/ and the vowel in 'father' /fa:D@/.
> There is lee way in pronouncing letters like 't', it can be both aspirated > and unaspirated. > > I agree that when a creator tries too hard to make their language
> it ends up being bland and boring. Thus, I have strived to make Uusisuom > much more natural looking and sounding whilst also being simple and > appealing enough to serve as an international auxiliary language (or
> tongue as I like to describe it!)
I personally like Uusisuom. I have always liked Finnish, and after all, that's also been my first source of inspiration... I started conlanging, indeed, after reading the Lord of the Rings. The only thing I don't like of the language is that it's an IAL... Luca