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stress and accusative in Uusisuom

From:Daniel44 <daniel44@...>
Date:Thursday, May 3, 2001, 19:15
The stress is always placed on the first syllable of a word in Uusisuom.
Where the word is a compound (very common in Uusisuom!), the stress is
placed on the first syllable for each word in the compound.

SUUpi (bear)

UUsiSUom (the New Language)

KIRojaRAKahSOIka (somebody who loves books; a bookworm)

As for my reference to 'accusative', I may be mistaken. Please help me out

'The book is for him'

In this sentence, in what case is the word 'him'?

In Uusisuom, this sentence would read:

'Kiroja suuollu yllule'

Lit: the book is for he

In short, the pronouns NEVER change in Uusisuom (as they do even in English,
ie he > him)


----- Original Message -----
From: "J Matthew Pearson" <pearson@...>
To: <CONLANG@...>
Sent: Thursday, May 03, 2001 8:00 PM
Subject: Re: Some myths answered

> Daniel44 wrote: > > > Myth 1: There is no difference, or there is a largely indistinguishable > > difference between 'u' and 'y' in Uusisuom. > > Nobody ever claimed there was, unless by "difference" you mean
> perceptual difference". > > > > Answer: There IS a difference in these two vowel sounds. The 'u' is the
> > sound as in the English words 'pUt' and 'bOOk' and is transcribed as <U>
> > IPA. The 'y' is the same sound as in the English words 'bOOt' and 'whO'
> > is transcribed as <u>. > > OK, so that business with French "lune" and Italian "punto" was a red
> So I guess that "Uusisuom" is pronounced []. Where does the
> fall, by the way? > > > > Myth 2: Surely having two similar vowel sounds makes Uusisuom difficult
> > pronounce > > > > Answer: No. Uusisuom has been specially designed to make pronunciation > > relatively simple, with practice and effort. > > The key here is the last four words: "with practice and effort". What
> people on this list have been arguing is that an IAL should be designed in
> a way that the pronunciation requires as little practice and effort as > possible. Given that the difference between "y" and "u" is relatively
> among the world's languages, that would supposedly make it difficult for
> to acquire the contrast if their native language does not have it. > > Of course, if ease of pronunciation is not one of your goals, then there's
> problem. > > > > The 'y' sound is relatively > > rare anyway, and is employed mostly to indicate pronouns and the
> > (seeing as there is no object case in Uusisuom). > > I'm not sure what this means. The accusative *is* an object case. > > Matt. >


J Matthew Pearson <pearson@...>
Muke Tever <alrivera@...>