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

From:Jeffrey Jones <jsjonesmiami@...>
Date:Wednesday, August 9, 2006, 22:43
On Tue, 8 Aug 2006 13:01:34 -0600, Dirk Elzinga <dirk.elzinga@...>

>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 >=========================================================================
I have trouble with making a really good phonology as opposed to a passable one. I also have the problem of putting the phonology and morphology together. That is I can come up with a morphology I like and an acceptable phonology, but can't come up with a set of affixes (or whatever) that works well. Jeff P.S. more details of Miapimoquitch will be welcome.


Dirk Elzinga <dirk.elzinga@...>