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
>> tlaktus: '-' (what's the English word for that sign by the way?)
>> 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 Motensomeday.
>No time like the present.
I totally agree ("Ne remets pas =E0 demain ce que tu peux faire le jour=
|Sela Jemufan Atlinan C.G.
"Reality is just another point of view."
homepage : http://www.bde.espci.fr/homepage/Christophe.Grandsire/index.html