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Re: My language, montanian.

From:joe <josephhill@...>
Date:Tuesday, September 18, 2001, 18:56
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From: "Matthew Pearson" <Matthew.Pearson@...>
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Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2001 6:54 PM
Subject: Re: My language, montanian.

> --- Joe wrote: > My languages's main distinguishing charachteristic is it's lack of > distinguishment between singular, plural and posessive. Therefore, lhp means > I, we, and our. rara means both brick, bricks and brick's etc. > > Here is a basic vocabulary, I have only developed approximately 50 words. Here are 10 of them. > > khira-to be > lutau-to do > pukagu-to go > lhk-he, she, they, their, his, hers > lhp-I, we, my, our, my > lhalhaa-only, God > ksulilh- city > matia- every preposition possible > lhulhu-this, that > mimu-to have > > That's all if you have any questions, ask me. > --- end of quote --- > > Two questions, for now: (1) How is "lh" pronounced? Is it a voiceless lateral > fricative, or something else? (2) How is "matia" used? Do you distinguish > different semantic relations (to, from, in, above, below, etc.) by means of > nouns and/or verbs? > > Matt. > > Matt Pearson > Department of Linguistics > Reed College > 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd > Portland, OR 97202 USA > ph: 503-771-1112 (x 7618) >
1)lh is a sound pronounced lw in front of a vowel and lu in front of a consonant...if you're very careful it should technically pronounced as l, while rounding your lips. Hope that helps. 2)matia is the only preposition, it means with or near, distinguish above as matia (noun) matia gusu (with (noun) with sky). and below as matia (noun) matia zaka. or (with (noun) with ground)