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Re: Time words and that ZBB game (was Re: Reviving an old tradition)

From:Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Date:Friday, February 10, 2006, 3:44
On 2/9/06, Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...> wrote:
> Here's a thought: I'll throw open the floor to anyone who wants to play > that ZBB game with Br'ga. I need roots, with syllable shape CV(C) of up to > three syllables,
Looking over your number names, Br'ga seems to be a posteriori instead of a priori; random syllables (whether generated by a computer program or a group of enthusiastic volunteers from CONLANG) would not seem to be appropriate for such a language?
> So far, I have: > > 0 /nil/
> 1 /cCQ/
Yow. It hurts just to think about pronouncing that. :)
> 2 /s_m7n/
So via assimilation that would come out as [s_m7~m], right? What does /s_m/ signify in (C)XS(AMPA) ?
> suffixed particles: > nth /ku/ > (last - n)th /dan/
Hm. Martial arts fan, by any chance? :) -- Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>