Re: water (was:re:sounds like...)
|From:||Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>|
|Date:||Monday, November 23, 1998, 7:20|
>At 20:55 22/11/98 +0100, you wrote:
>>Od: Herman Miller <hmiller@...>
>>Do: Multiple recipients of list CONLANG <CONLANG@...>
>>Data: 22 listopada 1998 05:57
>>Temat: Re: water (was:re:sounds like...)
>>>On Thu, 19 Nov 1998 12:53:40 +0100, lucasso <lucasso@...>= wrote:
>>>>mia wrote that english 'water' isn't good word for water, becouse of
>>>>so how should water sonds like?
>>>>i was thinking about 'low' (just like english 'low')..
>>>>('luw' ?[lu:] when stressed)
>>>>is it water enough? :)
>>>Actually, I think "aqua" is a pretty good word for "water". Better than
>>yes aqua sounds quite water...
>>but where is the secret? :D
>>low/luw - use aproximants, and maybe becouse it sounds waterlike to me
>>aqua use something like diphtong (yes i know the story of latin 'qu'
>>digraph), so thing close to aproximants
>>or maybe water secret is in vowels? :D
> In French, aqua became 'eau' /o/. I think an only vowel is a good
sound for water. What do you think of it?
>>>many of my own words for "water" (Olaetyan "itrya", Alzetjan "djelna",
>>>Cispa "tipsic", Jarrda "pean", etc.)
>>>I really don't have any idea why words like "aqua" and "shui" sound more
>>>watery to me than, say, "tubig" or "hudor", but they do.
>>maybe becouse lot of stops? :)
>>and polish(slavic) woda /'voda/???
>> In my conlang Moten, water is 'vone' /vone/. I think it sounds good
(at least to me). In my conlang Azak, it's 'er' (r is trilled). As I think
of it, it's a very water-like sound. However I choose it totally at=
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