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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 > trademarks > 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. Jörg. .


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