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

From:Carsten Becker <carbeck@...>
Date:Friday, August 18, 2006, 20:59
From: "Henrik Theiling" <theiling@...>
Sent: Saturday, August 12, 2006 1:30 AM

> Dirk Elzinga writes: >>... >> I think that a strict segregation of morphology and >> phonology is >> probably a mistake in lg creation, whatever your >> analytical >> predilections are. For me, most of the interest in >> morphology is in >> its interaction with phonological forms. ...
I think I haven't had success with that. In fact, I have discarded the idea of having ablauts in Ayeri again because I always forgot to make sensible rules, i.e. I devised random changes. Since in Ayeri ablaut officially occurs only in if-clauses to mark the "then" part (IIRC), it was easy to introduce the less ambiguous "bata ... kada ..." construction and to say that the ablaut stuff is only done in some dialects but is not obligatory. I chose to have ablaut in Ukele, too, but this time I chose more sensible patterns I think so that I will keep them.
> Very true. I often failed when I tried to use a phonology > 'module' > for a conlang.
Funny, though, since our L1 uses ablaut frequently.
>> > P.S. more details of Miapimoquitch will be welcome. >> >> I'm hoping to finish the morphology section of the >> grammar by the end >> of the month; I'll be sure to let the list know when it's >> done. > > Oh yes, please!
Seconded. BTW, do I correctly interpret what you wrote and Miapimoquitch has pitch accent? Carsten -- "Miranayam kepauarà naranoaris." (Kalvin nay Hobbes) Venena, Pihaling 21, 2315 ya 23:08:03 pd


Dirk Elzinga <dirk.elzinga@...>