Re: R: Re: Uusisuom's influences
|Date:||Monday, April 2, 2001, 20:18|
> Uusisuom is no where near as complicated as Finnish. It is a genuinelyeasy
> 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
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'neutral',
> 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 (orbrother
> 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...