Re: Silindion Returns (slightly long, but interesting I hope)
|From:||Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>|
|Date:||Friday, March 14, 2003, 9:47|
En réponse à Elliott Lash <erelion12@...>:
> Right, well...it's O then :)
> Okay, so it's good....it'll just have to move really
> fast to other things, no problems there :)
> Hm...you know...that makes more sense. I think they'd
> stay /i/ and /u/ then....or maybe go to /I/ and /U/ or
> would that not make sense?
Unstressed /i/ and /u/ going to /I/ and /U/? I find that extremely
plausible! :) In Maggel it happens constantly synchronically :) .
> Could it be that the Western System as I proposed it
> was just a transistion system which quickly became
> something the one that you proposed? In that case, I
> can keep mine and just add in an extra step saying
> that later on things changed into what you had.
OK :)) . What name are you gonna give to this extra step? ;))))
> Actually, what I originally had was that /I/ and /U/
> goes to /e/ and /o/ in Silinestic which then become
> /E/ and /O/ in Silindion...I think this is just a
> matter of forgetting to put in my intermediate
> branch...I basically had the same idea as you I guess.
Yep :) .
> My idea was that /e/ and /o/ would both become a
> fronted round vowel like /2/ or something in all
> positions, which would then become /i-/ or soemthing
> like that. Which would then become /@/ Does that make
> sense? In any event, /e/ and /o/ must become /@/
> everywhere...hm...I hope it'll work.
Without some outside influence, for instance to centralise /e/ into /@\/
and /o/ into /8/, with /@\/ and /8/ merging later into /@/, I can't see how it
would happen... There again, as I said in unstressed syllables it would be
easy. It's just that in stressed syllables I can't see how it would happen...
> Well...as I said, the short forms of /e:/ and /o:/
> ought to be /e/ and /o/ in Silinestic, /E/ and /O/
> arrising later.
So then you really have a perfect system :)) .
It takes a straight mind to create a twisted conlang.