SAMPA sucks! (Or, a few samples of the Ridiculese...)
|From:||Frank George Valoczy <valoczy@...>|
|Date:||Friday, April 9, 2004, 19:12|
SAMPA is taxing to use, heh...
Anyways, here are the numbers one to ten in Ridiculese (it's base-60, like
Sumerian, but I can't be arsed to SAMPA-ify all the 60 right now...)
2. t_Ty_LK`O_B (/t_T/ is a dental affricate, is that how to use the _?)
Some phonological notes.
There's no vowel harmony as such, but there is vowel-to-consonant harmony,
whatever you want to call it, here's how it works:
Bilabials, labiodentals and dentals can only be followed by a front vowel;
Alveolars and postalveolars can be followed by front or central vowels;
Retroflexes, palatals and velars can be followed by central or back vowels;
Uvulars, pharyngeals and glottals can only be followed by back vowels.
Exception: any vowel may follow a glottal stop.
The above rules apply to ejectives as well.
There are only two clicks, and they are special:
Postalveolar click /!\/ can only be followed by a nasal front or central
Alveolar lateral click /|\|\/ can only be followed by a nasal central or
Though a nasal vowel MUST follow a click, they are not restricted to
following clicks; they can occur after any type of consonant, pulmonic or
That's it for now....