Re: Some conlang questions
|From:||Danny Wier <dawier@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, December 28, 2002, 0:31|
I've noticed a lot of new members lately! Welcome to everybody, especially
if I didn't say that to some of you yet.
From: "Michael Fors" <micke@...>
> To my questions:
> 1. I am having problems with the vowels of my conlang. Since I want tomake 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. =)
I didn't mean to be a killjoy about that webpage, btw. I like nice and
balanced systems, like an equal number of front and back vowels (but that's
not a requirement). About my Tech project: I'm much more sure about
consonants than vowels. I need to finalize my vowel system.
> 2. I also want to make "daughter"-languages to my language. I have beenreading 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.
I'm starting with a classical language then working on dialects from that.
The classical language is based on a proto-language. Somewhere on the net
there's (at least one) place where the vowels of Indo-European are reflected
in its branches. I need to find that, because I wanna know myself....