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
>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.
>Lake sounds interesting. Does it include any clicks, a la dolphin
>communications? Any speech register difference between in-water speech abd
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
I'm guessing that you mean a lateral click?