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Re: Sandhi in Kayasanoda?

From:Clint Jackson Baker <litrex1@...>
Date:Tuesday, February 19, 2002, 21:35
--But it's not just the "-hi" which forces preceding
stress; it's any "h", anywhere in the word.  I don't
know how natural that is, except that, when I tried to
pronounce the words, that's the only way it came out.
I think perhaps I overstress the "h", and the extra
air needed develops out of the preceding vowel,
because I have so few consonants that "h" is important
enough to need to be very distinctly heard.

BTW: How many of you focus on the spoken part of your
langs, and for how many is it a strictly written

Also, all the positive comments I'm getting on
Kayasanoda are a real encouragement.  This being my
first go at this sort of thing, I appreciate hearing
compliments from people who know what they're doing.

Amesika meha!

--- Christopher B Wright <faceloran@...> wrote:
> > Siyo, kadlakayada! > > I have a question--since my "h" forces a stress on > the > > previous vowel (did you notice I had four > consecutive > > h's in one word in "Interbeing"?), is this > considered > > an instance of sandhi? I'm not fully sure I > > understand the term--is it between words or > between > > syllables? > > Suffixes often change the stress in a word. Though I > am not a linguist > (yet), I'm pretty sure it isn't sandhi. > > It's quite possible that Kayasanoda's more ancient > forms had sandhi, > however, since the "hi" suffix probably came from a > particle. The meaning > would have changed depending on word order rather > than whether it was a > suffix or particle. > > > Amesika meha! (Thank you!) > > Vin teke duep. (I would do [it] again soon.) > > Chris Wright > Ducking and hoping he won't be booed out in five > minutes as long as he > stays somewhat on topic
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