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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 c[tS] j[dZ] k g l 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 vowel. That only yields 14 additional roots, but even just 14 could be quite useful. Cheers, Josh ---------- Josh Brandt-Young <vionau@...> "After the tempest I behold, once more, the weasel." (Mispronunciation of Ancient Greek)