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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, 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).


Dana Nutter <sasxsek@...>