Some conlang questions
|From:||Michael Fors <micke@...>|
|Date:||Friday, December 27, 2002, 19:25|
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.