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Is this a realistic phonology?

From:Sahla Autumn Yasmin Ajinqwai <wp@...>
Date:Sunday, March 7, 1999, 4:05
Hi :)
I have a lang almost ready for wholesale vocab construction, but don't
wanna have to be stuck with a whole lot of useless vocab because the
phonology is unnatural.  I basically was wondering if this system is
!-fairly normal, @-unusual but possible, #-impossible but modifyable,
$-utter crap ??? Ever so grateful for any help :)

There are 27 consonants:
>> [p],[t],[k] are voiceless aspirated stops. [k] loses its aspiration
after [s] and front vowels. It becomes voiced b/w front vowels.
>> [b],[d] are voiced stops. [d] is interdental /d[/, where [t] is
>> [q] is a voiceless post-velar stop initially, except before front
vowels, where it is an ingressive post-velar /`q/. Medially, it is a voiced post-velar fricative /H/.
>> [f] [s] [h] [fw] [d'] [x] are fricatives /f/, /s/, /h/, /F/ (voiceless
bilabial), /T/ (voiceless interdental), /S/ (voiceless palatal) respectively.
>> [c] [j] are affricates. [c] is /tS/, but [j] can be /d3/ or /3/ (free
>> [m] [n] [g] are nasals. [g] is velar /N/.
>> [w] [l] [y] are liquids. (Is that the right word?)
>> [bb] is an implosive bilabial stop /`b/. >> [z] is a voiceless alveolar click /t!/ (occasionally nasalized in lazy
speech). It is an implosive alveolar stop /`d/ in some traditional dialects.
>> [b'] is a voiced bilabial trill /B/. >> [ql] is a post-velar affricate /qR/. >> ['] is the glottal stop [?].
Main questions: ! Is this more points of articulation than a natural language could have? @ Are there too many fricatives? # Does the [bb],[z],[q] series seem unlikely to have evolved? $ Anything else? There are 7 vowels: [i] [u] [e]=/E/ [eh]=/V/ [o] [r]=/R/ [a]
>> Rhoticisation [V +r] is phonemic except for [u] and [r]. >> Tone (high,low) is phonemic except for [o] and [r]. >> Length is phonemic in the dipthongs [ehi], [ehii], and rarely [a] and
[aa] Main questions: ! Is it naive to call [r] a vowel? There is no consonant form in the language. @ About 15% of content words and 30% of "grammar" words so far use the high tone stress. Shouldn't this be radically increased? # Is it less than likely that [ehi] /Vi/ and [ai] /ai/ would regularly contrast as minimal pairs as they do in this language? How 'bout [ehi] and [oehi] /o@i/? $ Is it less than likely that [r] /R/, [ehr] /VR/, and [ar] /aR/ can all be found in the same language as separate sounds? (although [ehr] amd [ar] never contrast minimally) % Anything else? Hey, sorry for the long winds. Thanks :) Love, yasmin.