Re: NEW LANG: Telek
|Date:||Saturday, April 22, 2000, 14:03|
Marcus Smith <smithma@...> wrote:
>This is the phonology for the conlang I've been slowly developing (or at
>least it's the most recent incarnation).
Glad you're sharing!
>Aspirated Stop: p, t, k
>Unaspirated: b, d, g, ' (' = glottal stop)
Then is it the same as Pinyin and Navaho transliteration?
<p t k> = /p_h t_h k_h/ and <b d g> = /p t k/?
>/l/ and /r/ are in a sound symbolism relationship. /l/ is typically found,
>but /r/ may be used to show negative connotations of all sorts.
I like this feature, though I don't know of any natlang which does such
a thing. Counterexamples welcome. (Plus the alveolar flap is so sweet a
sound, how could you make it negative?! :)
>Words start at a low pitch, and gradually raise until reaching the peak
>syllable. Pitch remains high on every remaining syllable (usually only
>one). Determining the peak is done by the following rules:
My suggestion on this and the rest of the phonology is, if you're going
to present it to people, use examples along with the formal rules. It
may be a test for the language, besides helping us get a first impression
of the rule in practice.
<greedy look> Now tell us about morphology and syntax!
... I cannot combine any characters that the divine Library
has not foreseen, which in some of its secret tongues do not
bear some terrible meaning. No-one can articulate a syllable
not filled of caresses and fears; which is not, in some one
of those languages, the powerful name of a god...
Jorge Luis Borges, _The Library of Babel_