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Re: [romconlang] Grand Master Plan of L3

From:Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>
Date:Friday, January 25, 2008, 15:52
 > |       J-      j-      s'-     s'-     S
 > |       DY-     dy-     dy-     s'-     S
 > |       G-      g-      z'-     z'-     Z
 > |       GY-     gy-     gy-     z'-     Z
 > |
 > |       -J-     -j-     -s'-    -s'-    S
 > |       -G-     -dy-    -dy-    -s'-    S
 > |       -DY-    -g-     -z'-    -z'-    Z
 > |       -GY-    -gy-    -gy-    -z'-    Z

What phonetic factor would cause J and DY to become
voiceless but G and GY voiced? It would be more realistic if
first all fricatives w/o all affricates devoice, later to
become voiced between voiced sounds, or one of the following
scenarios, perhaps in combination with the above devoicing +
voicing in voiced environments:

|       J, G, GY > /(d)Z/
|       DY > /dz/
| or
|       J, G > /Z/
|       GY > /dZ/
|       DY > /dz/
| or
|       J, G > /Z/
|       GY, DY > /dZ/

Given c > z / V_{e,i} I'd expect J, G > [j] / V_V

And do you mean only g / _{e,i} or would g / _{o,u}

/BP 8^)>
Benct Philip Jonsson -- melroch atte melroch dotte se
   "C'est en vain que nos Josués littéraires crient
   à la langue de s'arrêter; les langues ni le soleil
   ne s'arrêtent plus. Le jour où elles se *fixent*,
   c'est qu'elles meurent."           (Victor Hugo)


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