A Retro-Phonology for Jases Lalal
|From:||John L. Leland <lelandconlang@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, March 9, 2004, 4:46|
Jases Lalel Labal
Phoneme transcription in Jases Lalal.
Unlike many conlangers, I do not have a primary interest in phonology;
I think of my languages as the remains of the written texts of
ancient civilizations, not the living languages of current speakers
(though I am not consistent on this, since my concultures have ongoing
In the example of Jases Lalal, I developed a written transcription
of the language and used it for some time before asking
myself how it was pronounced. I have now tried to work out a reasonably
consistent way of pronouncing it, though I have to say
that I do not follow it rigorously when reciting bits aloud to myself.
In particular, I am not satisfied with the ew, iw and uw combinations.
y (as vowel) aj
Consonants (in Jases Lawan alphabetical order)
h h (initially and medially)
w w (initially and medially)
x k_s (medially and finally; initially it tends to tS)
y (as consonant)j