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Re: trans: ugliness and sobriety

From:daniel andreasson <daniel.andreasson@...>
Date:Monday, April 9, 2001, 10:08
Roger Mills tanamxutwat:

> > In Nakiltipkaspimak (back to being ergative, it seems). > > There were no transitive verbs so I couldn't show off > > the cool noun incorporation. :) > > > > "Mis mikipukwayumxa, kila ipalak mis mitayalsixutli, > > kila ti tiwasiksiyumli."
> At least as I pronounce it (assuming "y" is [j] and "x" > is [x]),
Yup. That's right.
> this is a lovely sounding language!!
Thank you! It has a phoneme inventory of only 13 phonemes, 10 consonants [p t k s x m n w l j] and 3 vowels [i a u]. The syllable structure is CVC and there are no restrictions to which C can be adjacent to eachother. You can read more at: I wish I had more time to develop it. Perhaps this summer... ||| daniel -- <> Kattawiknik pimaktasal! <> <> <> Katsayuknik pimak! <> <>