Re: Animal Sounds like...
|From:||Diana Slattery <slattd@...>|
|Date:||Friday, November 20, 1998, 17:43|
Off the top of my head:
that was fun.
Sally Caves wrote:
> Well, it would just be too tedious to reproduce the color test, so I'm
> going to do a new one with animals. Because Teonaht has some residual (or
> borrowed?) Indo-European features, this might be easy for some of you, so
> I've chosen some animals that don't have IE roots to mix in with the few
> that do. Those who've been reading my Teach Yourself First Lesson will
> know at least one of these, but no fair going back to that. All of them
> "sound" like the animal to my mind, now because of custom, and then when I
> invented them. A couple were taken from the Human Engineering Laboratory
> Language test, administered to me back in the seventies, and I simply
> adopted their nonsense words for Teonaht. Hee hee! Afterwords, I'll give
> you the gendered names of these animals, if you want, and you can tell me
> what sounds they make in your language.
> Sixteen animals. It looks as though the rule for animal nouns is "a" or
> "o" endings...
> damabroh /'dam@broX/ DAH-mah-bro(c)h
> ykwa /'ikw@/ EE-kwuh
> kwermit /'kwErmIt/ KWEHR-mit
> tohda /'toD@/ TOE-thuh
> kokly /'kukli/ KOO-klee
> rakkydna /ra'kidn@/ rah-KEED-nuh
> yno /'inu/ EE-noo
> nykanel /'nik@nEl/ NEE-kuh-nel
> kohsa /'koS@/ KOH=shuh
> yba /'ib@/ EE-buh
> moltro /'moltro/ MOLE-troh
> feco /'feko/ FAY-koh
> vyo /'vio/ VEE-oh
> fulpa /'f^/p@/ FUHL-puh
> jyjak /'ZyZak/ ZHEE-zhak
> marto /'marto/ MAR-toh
> The sixteen answers, mixed up, are here:
> dog, cat, horse, cow/bull, lamb, sheep, fox, badger,
> duck, hawk, gull, dove, chicken, monkey, spider, mouse.
> This should be an easy process of elimination.
> Sally Caves
> Li fetil'aiba, dam hoja-le uen.
> volwin ly, vul inua aiba bronib.
> This leaf, the wind takes her.
> She's old, and born this year.