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Re: Euphonic phonology (Was: 'Nor' in the World's Languages)

From:Kate <snapping.dragon@...>
Date:Tuesday, August 8, 2006, 19:06
On 8/8/06, Henrik Theiling <theiling@...> wrote:

> Anyway, do others also have such a hard time finding personally > pleasing phonologies? I find it awefully difficult. > > **Henrik
I do, although for me it's more about how the language looks than how it actually sounds. Since I create most of my languages for stories, how the language looks in transliteration is important to me. (And I'm picky about the transliteration not being too inaccurate or ambiguous, too.) I probably spend more time trying to balance what I consider interesting and pleasing with what's sensible and pleasing in transliteration. What I wonder, is does anyone have the same problem when it comes to morphology, syntax, etc? Sometimes I end up tossing a whole language because I don't think it's elegant enough, enough though there are at least ten different reasons that doing that is silly. -- Katya