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Re: Lake: was Re: Are any of you working on a

From:Paul Roser <pkroser@...>
Date:Thursday, May 30, 2002, 15:59
On Thu, 30 May 2002 21:49:07 +1200, Wesley Parish
<wes.parish@...> wrote:

>On Thu, 30 May 2002 14:12, Danny Wier wrote: ><snip> >> 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. > >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 second this - Lake does sound interesting, because I find the phonologies of both Yi (particularly Northern Yi or Nuosu) and Tibetan very interesting (especially Yi's vowel system).
> >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?),
I'm guessing that you mean a lateral click? Bfowol