Re: New Conlang
|From:||Nik Taylor <yonjuuni@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, February 1, 2003, 21:11|
Kua Sai 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/.
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.
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