Re: Euphonic phonology (Was: 'Nor' in the World's Languages)
|From:||Herman Miller <hmiller@...>|
|Date:||Friday, August 11, 2006, 0:07|
Dana Nutter wrote:
> li [Christian Thalmann] mi tulis la
>> --- In email@example.com, Henrik Theiling <theiling@...> wrote:
>>> Anyway, do others also have such a hard time finding personally
>>> pleasing phonologies? I find it awefully difficult.
>> Not at all, I absolutely love making phonologies. Disappointingly
>> (?), I usually end up with rather simple vowel systems, and no
>> hard-to-pronounce consonants. But maybe that's just the recipe
>> for pleasing phonologies? It seems to work for Quenya, IMHO the
>> hallmark of pleasing phonology.
> I've started workiing a personal language and designed the phonology for
> my own preferences as below. The romanizations are also shown but there
> is a "native" script for it also.
> X-SAMPA: A b x d D e f g h i j k l m n N o p G r s S t T u v w @
> y z Z
> Romanized: A B C D Ð E F G H I J K L M N ? O P Q R S Š T Þ U V W X
> Y Z
> I may change /y/ to /1/ though.
I really ought to try that one of these days. Maybe my next 'lang will
be a "personal preferences" language, based on the features of languages
that I find most pleasing or "coolest", or otherwise notable.
Of course, many of the sounds in my other languages have been selected
because I liked them, but others to complete a pattern or alternatively
to include an unusual sound for the sake of being rare (like the
retroflex lateral fricative in Lindiga). On the other hand, I rarely
include sounds that are hard for me to pronounce (like the uvular trill).