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Re: Making your language sound nice

From:Michael Martin <masonheart@...>
Date:Sunday, June 15, 2008, 16:00
> -----Original Message----- > From: Constructed Languages List > [] On Behalf Of Benct Philip Jonsson > Sent: Sunday, June 15, 2008 8:23 AM > To: > Subject: Re: Making your language sound nice > > On 2008-06-15 Michael Martin wrote: > > My only concern is ending up with a modified > word > that resembles some other word. Like if > "chalol" became > "chalor" but there was already > a root word "chalor." > > Are you sure that homophony would be bad? If you want a > 'logical' language without any ambiguity -- which AFAIK can > only be approximated -- it probably is bad, but if you want a > naturalistic language homophony might be good, as AFAIK all > natlangs have homophones.
As I've said, my original idea was to avoid ambiguity, but the more I work on this the more I difficult that seems to become. Also, my goals have changed a bit. At first I was created this language just for the sake of creating a language. But recently a friend and I have begun working on a fantasy story and I thought of using this language in the story. So now making it more "realistic" would make sense. Though I was still hoping to make it sound nice. ... ..... ....... Michael D. Martin (AKA: Masonheart) Master Mason, S. W. Hackett #574 Free & Accepted Masons of California ... ..... .......


Michael Poxon <mike@...>