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Re: Introducing Dmēnna

From:Joseph Fatula <joefatula@...>
Date:Saturday, September 15, 2007, 6:40
Eric Christopherson wrote:
> On Sep 15, 2007, at 12:24 AM, Joseph Fatula wrote: > >> Hi, everyone! I�??d like to introduce you to Dm�?nna, a language I�??ve >> been working on for a little while now. It�??s sort of a side project, so >> it�??s not as fleshed out as some of my other conlangs, but it has a >> pretty good vocabulary at this point. >> >> Dm�?nna is kind of an eclectic language, borrowing from many >> different languages, including some Semitic ones. I�??ve been rather >> interested in Amharic for a few years, and you might see some of that in >> this language. > > Amharic is great!
Amarinya tinagirilikwe?
> >> The consonant clusters can be a bit tricky for English >> speakers, almost Caucasian at times, but I�??ve actually managed to teach >> a few people some of the basics (in an earlier version, as this one�??s a >> bit harder to work with). > [...] > >> That�??s all I have for now. I�??d be very interested to hear what you >> think! > > I like it a lot. > > Is there a connection between the -_ag�?y/āg�?y_ in _mōhzyāg�?y_ and > _kīsanag�?y_? If I read correctly, the former has 2nd plural > possession, while the latter is 2nd singular -- I had expected them to > have the same person/number combination, based on their formal > similarity.
No, you're reading it right, they're not for the same person/number combination. I'm particularly interested in what you might think of the vowel system. Is it too odd?