Animal Sounds like...
|From:||Sally Caves <scaves@...>|
|Date:||Friday, November 20, 1998, 16:55|
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
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.
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.