Re: Comparison of philosophical languages
|From:||Josh Brandt-Young <vionau@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, January 23, 2003, 8:28|
Quoth Mike Ellis:
> So you might as well tug in the direction of more roots.
> I suggest allowing the CVV syllables.
In the same vein, you could certainly add a few more consonant phonemes
while still staying well within the realm of easy pronounceability...let's
see, right now you have:
p b f w[v] m
t d s z n
This phonology almost *begs* for an [h]; and though you've expressed concern
with the consonant "y" ([j], that is) sounding too much like "i," the fact
is that [j] is typologically among the most common of sounds, and your
preset syllable structure precludes the possibility of confusing it with a
That only yields 14 additional roots, but even just 14 could be quite
Josh Brandt-Young <vionau@...>
"After the tempest I behold, once more, the weasel."
(Mispronunciation of Ancient Greek)