Re: New language Noygwexaal
|From:||Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, March 24, 2005, 10:20|
Quoting Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>:
> On Mar 24, 2005, at 9:34 AM, Roger Mills wrote:
> > Geoff Horswood wrote:
> > I'm trying to
> >> turn all of the fantasy language stereotypes around, so we have a
> >> fairly
> >> fluid, "elvish" sounding goblin tongue, a guttural elf-language full
> >> of
> >> clicks and stops, a highly aspirated, "breathy" dwarf-tongue, and so
> >> on.
> >> Not sure what I'll do with the humans of that realm.
> > Wha?? Are you Tolkien's evil twin? the un-Tolkien? :-))))) (obviously,
> > the
> > humans in such a case would speak...hmm, Russian? Thai? how contrary
> > do you want to be!? :-))))
> Aren't the |_h| digraphs in Tolkien's Dwarf-language (Khuzdul)
> aspirated stops? I.e., not /xuzdul/.
That's right; /k_huzdul/. The aspirated-unaspirated distinction in voiceless
stops is perhaps Khuzdul's most exotic phonetic feature compared to other