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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 >posted. > >Phonology and Orthography: > >Consonants: > >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 than usual.
> >Syllabary: > >(C)(r,l,j)(V)(C) > >Note that r, l, and j can only follow an alveolar, dental, or >postalveolar consonant: >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]
> >Personal pronouns: >Pronouns are treated similarly to nouns. There are three monosyllabic >root pronouns, one for each person. From these, certain affixes are >added, as follows: > > Gender: > Inanimate: -ot- > Male: -ap- > Female: -ip- > Neuter: -ep- > > Number: > 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. Christophe Grandsire |Sela Jemufan Atlinan C.G. "Reality is just another point of view." homepage : (ou :