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Re: New Conlang

From:Nik Taylor <yonjuuni@...>
Date:Saturday, February 1, 2003, 21:11
Kua Sai wrote:
> > Hey, I've started to put pieces of my language, Maltae, on the web. > Check out Phonology and Nominal Declensions at >
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/. The nominal inflections are also a bit unusual. Where case and number are separable, the number affix is usually closer to the noun than the case (that is, if they are suffixes, number comes first, if they are prefixes, number comes second). Is there no difference between third person masculine singular and plural, or was that a typo? If there is no difference, I would suspect that the third person feminine plural would tend to be extended to masculine plural, making a system wherein gender distinctions are lost in the plural. -- "There's no such thing as 'cool'. Everyone's just a big dork or nerd, you just have to find people who are dorky the same way you are." - overheard ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTaylor42


Roger Mills <romilly@...>