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Re: Unilang: some tentative words

From:Oskar Gudlaugsson <hr_oskar@...>
Date:Wednesday, April 25, 2001, 17:55
On Tue, 24 Apr 2001 22:52:38 -0400, Oskar Gudlaugsson
<hr_oskar@...> wrote:

>Pronouns: > >1p /'iamai/ /me/ >2p /'iatau/ /to/ >3p /'iakain/ /ken/
Darn, the stress is supposed to be on the second syllable: /ia'mai/ /ia'tau/ /ia'kain/ But I'm not really liking those forms; what about these: /i'me/ /me/ /i'ta/ /ta/ /i'ko/ /ko/ I admit that I'm reverting /a i u/ as the unstressed vowel inventory, silly as it is to change back and forth. Of course, whether it's /a i u/ or /a e o/ is linguistically speaking trivial, given that the unstressed /i u/ are meant to be pronounced lax and probably more open too; but it makes a big difference in the way the words "look", which is a concern. Óskar