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Re: NEW LANG: Telek

From:FFlores <fflores@...>
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!
>Consonants: >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?! :)
>Pitch-accent: > >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! --Pablo Flores ... 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_