Re: II Silindion Returns! (Longish)
|From:||Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>|
|Date:||Friday, March 14, 2003, 10:01|
En réponse à Elliott Lash <erelion12@...>:
> Done and done :) I like that better, and yes it does
> make more sense.
Hehe, glad to be of some help :) .
> One question then, would it make sense for T and p\ to
> become revoiced and defricativized at anytime?
Revoiced yes, especially medially (they may even never had a voiceless stage
medially). As for defricativisation, it's rare, but not impossible I'd guess.
Maybe through an affricate stage...
> tw > kw dw > nw
> pw > kw bw > mw
> kw > kw gw > Nw
> later on changing in other nefarious ways. The thing
> is, there needs to be a medial /nw/ somewhere down the
> line but then again there's no /mw/ or /Nw/ medially,
> so those would have had to change... I suppose /nw/
> could be a cluster rather than a unit...which would
> help things.
Yep. Nasality is usually not something to pop up spontaneously. Maybe if you
have /ndw/ sequences or something like that?
> Could it be that prenasals weren't a class of sounds
> then? Since I only really need /nd/, /Nk/ and /Ng/ in
> Silinestic, maybe they were just clusters?
That could be an explanation indeed.
> It makes sense...and there's no daughter language of
> Silinestic which doesn't treat /bh/ and /b/
> differently anyways, so.... /bh/ goes to /b/ done. :)
OK :)) .
> Do the proposed answers to your questions work better?
Mostly yes I'd say. But I'm not a specialist in diachronic phonetics, so maybe
someone more in the know could have another view on that :) .
It takes a straight mind to create a twisted conlang.