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DECAL: Examples #1: Phonetic inventory examples & motivations

From:Sai Emrys <saizai@...>
Date:Thursday, January 13, 2005, 2:24
OK, so. How about a slightly less ... controversial topic, this time.
This is the first in a series of queries.

I'd like to have a bunch of examples from Real Live (or trying-to-be)
Conlangs to have at hand for my class as samples of how conlangers
decide certain questions, and on what basis.

I probably won't use *all* examples I get, but the more (and the more
varied) the better - especially for the "motivation" part.

I may use these during class (which will be recorded), or to print in
lecture notes, online examples, quizzes, problem sets, or the reader.
I will, of course, give credit for anything I use - please include the
name and URL / email you'd like to be credited by (I'll use whatever
your sig lists, as a default).

First off: phonetic / phonemic inventory.

Q1: What is your *phonemic* inventory? I.e., what are all of the
discriminated phonemes in your conlang(s). (IPA / CXS / X-SAMPA)

(Side question: CXS is the "standard" notation for this list?)

Q2: What are the allophones? I.e., for each phoneme, what are the
"normal" variants that don't change meaning?

Q2b: If you have any, what are the connotations / implications of the
different allophones? E.g., do you use them for different dialects,
registers, "accents", etc.?

Q3: How do your choices for the above reflect the goals of your
language? E.g., if it's an auxlang [here!?], it's probably motivated
by having common, strongly "universal" common-use phonetics to
maximize learnability. So, for whatever your goals are for the
conlang, how do they apply to the choices you made for phonetics /



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