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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:
> [snip] > > 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 ... Dirk