Re: My first conlang (sketch)
|From:||Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, May 16, 2000, 9:32|
At 22:02 15/05/00 -0400, you wrote:
>Alright, a while back I posted an introduction, but I haven't had much
>time to post or work on my still-unnamed conlang, which I am presenting
>here. I'm new to all this, but I have been reading things that have been
>Phonology and Orthography:
>Phoneme: p b t d k g m n N f v T D s z S Z x G r\ j l
>Transliteraton: p b t d k g m n n* f v th th* s z sh zh kh gh r j l
>* - "th" is pronouced /D/ when intrevocalic, "n" is pronounced /N/ when
>preceeding or following a velar consonant. Also /r\/ is the SAMPA for a
>Alveolar approximant, in case
>another system is being used here.
In this case, /n/ and /N/ (resp. /T/ and /D/) are allophones, and thus
cannot be separate phonemes. For your phonemic description, you can thus
forget /N/ and /D/ and explain when th and n are pronounced differently
>Note that r, l, and j can only follow an alveolar, dental, or
>eg. "thr" is valid, while "pr" is not.
Strange ! For me, /pr\/ is much easier than /Tr\/ to pronounced. Is there a
reason for this limitation?
[snip interesting noun morphology. Reminds me of Finnish]
>Pronouns are treated similarly to nouns. There are three monosyllabic
>root pronouns, one for each person. From these, certain affixes are
>added, as follows:
> Inanimate: -ot-
> Male: -ap-
> Female: -ip-
> Neuter: -ep-
> Singular: (none)
> Plural: -as-
> All in view (is there a better name for this?): -an-
"visible"? Or maybe "proximate", because if you can see them all, they
should be near you. What is the use of this "number"?
The verb morphology looks interesting.
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