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Re: Tallefkeul: tones and whatnot

From:Christian Thalmann <cinga@...>
Date:Thursday, August 29, 2002, 8:23
--- In conlang@y..., Andreas Johansson <and_yo@H...> wrote:

> One day or another, I'm going to understand how [mbr] is easier to pronounce > than [mr].
What kind of /r/ are you using? With the alveolar tap, I do find it more pleasant to pronounce. The stop builds up a slight pressure in the mouth whose release makes the tap happen almost by itself. Jovian regularly produces such epenthetic stops: The plural of |jenner| /"jenn@r/ "gender" is |jendra| /"jendr@/, the plural of |cammer| /"kamm@r/ "room" is |caembrae| /"kEmbre/. It even happens between words, as the mutation pattern called "Condensation": |rictu| /"riCt@/ "right", |faeger ren rictan| /"fajg@r ren"driCt@n/; |lauzaevel| /lo"Dajv@l/ "laudable", |faeger ren laudaeblen| /"fajg@r remblo"Dajbl@n/.
> And slightly later, I'm going to start pronouncing the "p" in > words like "tempt".
That kind of epenthetic consonant doesn't happen in Jovian, though. Even if the two consonants are already present in the Latin form (e.g. impetus), the Jovian form will have only one: |iontu| /"int@/ "impetus; drive; onslaught". -- Christian Thalmann


Jan van Steenbergen <ijzeren_jan@...>
Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>