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:
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
Carlos Eugenio Thompson Pinzón