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From:Wesley Parish <wes.parish@...>
Date:Thursday, May 30, 2002, 9:50
On Thu, 30 May 2002 14:12, Danny Wier wrote:
> Lake, however, will not be based on IE. The phonology is inspired a great > bit by Yi, with Classical Tibetan-like clusters of consonants, and five > tones based on a pentatonic musical scale. I may not even get past the > phonology/naming stage of the language, however, since Tech is my main > concern right now. > > (Also, Lake is a tentative name, given because of the aquatic nature of the > humanoids that speak it. They're like the Zoras of the Zelda games by > Nintendo, or a sort of "frog man".)
Lake sounds interesting. Does it include any clicks, a la dolphin communications? Any speech register difference between in-water speech abd out-of-water speech? I myself tried to think around that self-same problem with some names belonging to an amphibious species I was creating in the same world as Tan`ala and 'Erava, the world of Kero Siritse. I suppose I compromised a little with what little I got done - the Qhicing (q represented the side-dental click (what _is_ _it_ _called_, the click from the molars on either side?), with c representing the dental click and x the palatal click) and their embassador Paqhahwa (h representing a whistle above water, a sudden silence under water.) Regretfully I haven't taken it any further, but there you have it. Wesley Parish
> > ~Danny~
-- Mau e ki, "He aha te mea nui?" You ask, "What is the most important thing?" Maku e ki, "He tangata, he tangata, he tangata." I reply, "It is people, it is people, it is people."


Danny Wier <dawier@...>was Re: Are any of you working on a