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Re: New Conlang

From:Christian Thalmann <cinga@...>
Date:Saturday, February 1, 2003, 21:48
--- In, Nik Taylor <yonjuuni@E...> wrote:

 > The phonology is a bit odd.  /s/ is the most common fricative, while /T/
 > and /D/ are rather rare.  Also, the vowels are strange.  Having a
 > contrast between /i/ and /I/ when there's only five vowels is very
 > unusual.  I would imagine that /I/ would tend to become /e/ to increase
 > the contrast with /i/.

This seems to happen in other conlangs too, e.g. in Verdurian,
where /I/ is the only phonemically lax vowel.  That strikes me
as odd, as these sounds are very similar in my ear.  But I
guess English ears are different in that respect...

-- Christian Thalmann


John Cowan <cowan@...>