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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: >>-----Wiadomo=B6=E6 orginalna----- >>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@...>=
>>> >>>>mia wrote that english 'water' isn't good word for water, becouse of >>>>sounds... >>>> >>>>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= random... Christophe Grandsire |Sela Jemufan Atlinan C.G. "R=E9sister ou servir" homepage: