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Some conlang questions

From:Michael Fors <micke@...>
Date:Friday, December 27, 2002, 19:25
Hello everybody!

I'm new to this group, so I thought that I should introduce myself. My name is
Michael Fors, I'm 21 and I live in Sweden. I have been interested in languages
and language construction for some time, but I just recently started trying to
create a language of my own.

To my questions:
1. I am having problems with the vowels of my conlang. Since I want to make a
naturalistic language, I want a naturalistic vowel system. The only problem is
that I don't know what that is. I mean, is it natural for a language to have
many front vowels, rounded and unrounded, and two rounded back vowels? That's
one of the questions that keeps me awake at night. =)

2. I also want to make "daughter"-languages to my language. I have been reading
some about sound change, but I wonder if there is some sort of a table for
sound changes? So I can see which changes that are likely to occur and which
that are less likely.

Those are my questions. I would be very grateful if someone could help me.


Micke Fors


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