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CHAT: YAC: or more exactly: yet another conlang sketch

From:Carlos Thompson <carlos_thompson@...>
Date:Friday, October 27, 2000, 1:41
Well.  Taking some of my last ideas, I will present you the latest
child of mine.

The following sounds, in SAMPA:
  m  p  b  p\ w
  n  t  d  s  l  r
     tS dZ S
  J        C  j
  N  k  g  x
  i y  1 }  M
   e  Y    U  o
    E 9  @  V O

with the following restrictions:
the following vowels only appear in stressed closed syllables:
    1  y  E  V  O  U  9
the following vowels and diphthongs only appear in stressed open
    i  9Y e  A  ow }
the following vowels can occure in unstressed syllables:
   I  @  M
But /@/ can also exist in open stressed syllables (usually represented
as /@:/ )

Syllable structure is:
  open: (C(L))V(N)
  close:  (C(L))V(N)S

Where C is any consonant but /N/ or /?/.  L is any central or lateral
approximant: /l/, /j/, /w/, and N is a short sonorant: /n/, /l/ or
/r/.  S is an obstruent: /p t k ? b d g p\ s x m: n: Nn rr l:/

Some restrictions apply: /l/ can only follow a bilabial or velar stop
or fricative: /pl/, /bl/, /p\l/, /kl/, /gl/, /xl/.
/w/ cannot follow any postalveolar or palatal.  /j/ cannot follow any
postalveolar or palatal, nor /t/, /d/, /s/, /n/ and /x/.


  b, d, g, j, l, m, n, p, r, s, t, represent their IPA values.
  <c> and <k> are always /k/, <c> is preffered.
  <f> is /p\/.
  <h> is phonemic /?/ (syllable final)
  <qu> is alternative used for /kw/
  <v> is /w/.
  <x> is /C/ before i, /x/ in any other position.
  <ch> is /x/ before i.
  <a> could be either /A/ or /V/
  <e> could be either /e/ or /E/
  <i> could be either /i/ or /1/
  <ø> could be either /@/ or /9/
  <o> could be either /ow/
  <u> could be either /}/ or /U/
  <y> could be either /9Y/ or /y/
  <aa> for /A/
  <ee> for /e/
  <ii>, or <ij>. for /i/
  <oe> for /@/
  <ou> for /ow/
  <uu> for /}/
  <eu> for /9Y/
An acute could also mark the open form, while a grave would forse the
closed form.  Any vowel in word final position is unstressed, unless
is a long value marked as <á>, <é>, <ij>, oj, ov, uv and ev/

Well, I'll post later on prosody, morfology and syntax... just now I'm
falling asleep.

  Carlos Eugenio Thompson Pinzón
  Bogotá, Colombia
  ICQ: 19156333