Lake: was Re: Are any of you working on a
|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
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.
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."