Trademarks (was Re: Tasratal: sketch: connectives (long))
|From:||Jörg Rhiemeier <joerg.rhiemeier@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, December 6, 2001, 21:48|
Yoon Ha Lee <yl112@...> wrote:
> On Saturday, December 1, 2001, at 01:28 , SuomenkieliMaa wrote:
> > [...] This is because I find that word to be the
> > nicest-sounding word I've ever heard, but I like it
> > even better with a prolonged y (go figure, is this
> > becoming my trademark?). Everything is still so
> > sketchy in regard to my conculture, that this is why I
> > have not dared to list the background to Vyh here...
> > yet.
> <laugh> Hey, at least you *have* a trademark. I think my only
> are general disorganization, a fondness so far for 3's, and
> dull-as-dust phonologies
Well, I also don't much of a trademark except front rounded vowels,
which I have in Germanech and Nur-ellen, and plan to have in the
protolanguage and the sister languages of Nur-ellen as well,
simply because I *love* them. As long as I have been fiddling
with languages, I always found languages with only /a e i o u/
and no /"o y/ lacking something. They are my favourite phonemes!
(I recently also developed a taste for voiceless liquids like those
of Welsh and Brithenig, though.) Another trademark is that I spell
/j/ as <j>; <y> is /y/ to me, and nothing else.
But that doesn't mean that I'd never design a language without
front rounded vowels. When I find they don't fit in a particular
language, I leave them away. It is the same as with other things
I am fond of, such as active case marking and suffixaufnahme.
> (I am loath to include anything I can't yet pronounce reliably).
Well, I also tend not to design anything I can't pronounce;
however, I have trained my tongue a bit and can pronounce quite much
stuff which is not in any natlang I have yet learned.
And yes, I am also quite horribly disorganized, and much of my conlang
stuff only exists in my head, no written notes, no computer files.