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Re: OFF : Clusters & Gibberish (was : vowel scheme for newlanguage)

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Tuesday, May 25, 1999, 6:55
At 14:02 22/05/99 -0500, you wrote:
>Christophe Grandsire wrote: >> My Moten has a very unrestrictive phonology > >What kind of clusters are permitted? In my Watakassi', the permitted >syllable-types are (C)(apr)V(n/Fric/l), with a few forbidden clusters >like glide+glide (*wya not allowed) and dental-obstruent+w (*tw, *dw, >*nw forbidden), while in Eastern, the permitted syllable-type is >(C)(apr)V(C)(Fric), with syllable-final fric-fric forbidden >
I don't know. Maybe all the clusters I can pronounce. The only limitations I can find are as follows: - in clusters, stops and fricatives must be all voiced or all voiceless. - clusters nearly never have stops with affricates. - there are never geminates. Everything else is permitted I think. But most clusters appear from the adding of infixes (like moon: kel (nominative), ktelun (accusative), gve|l (genitive)).
>> tlaktus: '-' (what's the English word for that sign by the way?) >Hyphen > >> bim|ze /bimdze/: translation > >Is /dz/ considered an affricate? >
Yes. |s and |z are affricates, |l and |n are palatal.
>> BTW, should talk to you about the way you name colours in Moten
> >No time like the present. >
I totally agree ("Ne remets pas =E0 demain ce que tu peux faire le jour= m=EAme").
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