|From:||Chris Bates <christopher.bates@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, April 2, 2003, 11:10|
SORRY FOR RESENDING THIS AND SENDING LOTS OF MESSAGES, THE TABLE WAS
SCREWED UP SO ITS ON TWO LINES NOW.
I have started again now, but I've just reinventing it all because
I read a bit about proto indo european and decided to nick a few bits of
its phonology, so I'm changing things to fit in the extra sounds. I
borrowed some of its stop consonants and its tendency to have vocalic l
r m n y and w. So now I have
p b bh t d dh ti di dhi
mh m nh n ni
f s sh ç
c g gh k q qh '
I'm not sure if its any good, or at all consistent, I might have to
revise it again. bh etc are aspirated voiced stops, mh etc are unvoiced
nasals, ç is a palatal unvoiced fricative, and the velar and glottal
fricatives are allophones. ' is a glottal stop, k, q etc are labialised,
the r is a uvular trill (since I can do that in all positions lol) and
the ti, di, .... li just mean that t d and all the alveolar consonants
except s become palatised when followed by i or y instead of the i or y
being pronounced separately. All the fricatives except ç and h become
voiced when used intervocally or in a voiced consonant cluster. I think
I might have to remove some sounds....
BTW, mind me asking if you work at the university or study at it Joe? I
went for an interview there but I was turned down because I wasn't
clever enough dammit lol. Plus I pissed off the statistics tutor.