Re: Ta-da! Enamyn Mutation Systems
|From:||Peter Clark <peter-clark@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, October 31, 2002, 22:36|
On Thursday 31 October 2002 03:44 pm, Christophe Grandsire wrote:
> En réponse à "Peter Clark (by way of Peter Clark <peter-clark@...>)"
> > ___System 2___
> > a -> f
> All a's do that or only the ones that originate from w? Well, it _should_ be just the ones that originated from /w/. But, I do have
to think about what would happen to all the words that start with vowels.
Something must be done about them. For the nasals, it starts off pretty easy:
in Proto-Enamyn, all word-initial vowels became nasal. When the nasal
mutation merged with the hardening mutation, the nasal mutation won in terms
of the vowels. But where to go from there? What would happen to nasal vowels?
I suppose we could end up with something like:
a -> a~ : a -> an ...
i -> i~ : i -> im
e -> e~ : e -> em : E -> Em
& -> &~ : & -> &m : E -> Em
1 -> 1~ : 1 -> 1n : M -> Mn
@ -> @~ : @ -> @n : 0 -> n *
a -> a~ : a -> an
u -> u~ : u -> uN : u -> un : M -> Mn
o -> o~ : o -> oN : o -> on : O -> On
A -> A~ : A -> AN : A -> An : O -> On
* Oooh, evil--random n's appearing instead of another mutation
Not too complicated, but certainly adds spice. Now, what would an environment
favorable to lentition do to vowels?
> When you want something to get even only *near* to Maggelity, you can be
> sure you'll have to spend 3 times as much time on it as you first planned
you would know, wouldn't you? :)
> > Next up--orthographical representations.
> Will Maggelity strike there too? :)) Well, I'm not quite sure. In the latin alphabet, since it was invented in the
20th century, things should be really regular. You just have to remember that
|pw| = /b/, |bw| = /v/, |vw| = /a/, |ag| = /f/, |thg| = /s/, |chg| = /ts/,
etc. ("w" indicated system 1 mutation, "g" system 2.)
But the native scripts are a different story. Still need to figure out how
those are mapped.