Re: Euphonic phonology (Was: 'Nor' in the World's Languages)
|From:||Dirk Elzinga <dirk.elzinga@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, August 8, 2006, 19:01|
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.
I too find it difficult. It's a fairly easy thing to collect a list of
sounds that are appealing in themselves, but to get them to work
together in a pleasing, or at least convincing fashion is the real
trick. I like the sound of the language I work with professionally
(the Goshute dialect of Shoshoni), but I didn't want Miapimoquitch to
be an acoustic copy of it (which it was, when it was still called
Tepa). I've been working hard to get the sound of Miapimoquitch right,
and I think I almost have it. I'm still not sure about stress and
intonation, though ...