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Re: Age of Conlangers (was Re: Introduction; need advice)

From:taliesin the storyteller <taliesin@...>
Date:Saturday, December 21, 2002, 21:16
* Joe said on 2002-12-20 17:17:38 +0100
> On Friday 20 December 2002 12:37 pm, taliesin the storyteller wrote: > > * Joe said on 2002-12-20 12:54:48 +0100 > > > Muëuä is my aesthetic dream, and it has an interesting grammar as well... > > > > > > Acuädiëmuë, laniöniäm aniëlälï muälä. Täuëräl, laniöniäm guäniëlö > > > aniä, däuïniïm täuä amuälö. Däniëniïm niümuä niäuä tiä lä niäuä > > The umlauts, well, it changes the quality of the vowel a bit...from /E/ to > /e:/, for instance. Basically, it marks length. Incidentally, I use |u| and > |i| as semivowels, as well as vowels. All vowels next to a semivowel are > long. So, phonetically, the snippet of text you have is > > /akwa:dje:mwe:, lanjO:njA:m nje:lA:li: mwA:lA: tA:we:rA:l, lanjO:njA:m > gwA:nje:lO: anjA: dA:wi:nji:m tA:wA: amwA:lO: dA:nje:nji:m nju:mwA: njA:wA: > tjA: lA: njA:wA: /
So statistically there are fever short vowels than long vowels? Rare :) Maybe you should switch around the symbols, and call the vowels 'short' and 'normal' instead of 'short' and 'long'? Back to sketching fonts, uh, I mean, cleaning for Yule, which is celebrated on the eve of the 24th with a big dinner, washing the dishes, then unwrapping gifts, and no, please don't spam the list with how *you* do it, this isn't soc.culture dontcha know. t.