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Re: Data compression, was RE: Spanish education

From:Muke Tever <alrivera@...>
Date:Wednesday, March 13, 2002, 13:21
From: "Karapcik, Mike" <Karapcik@...>
> And now for the conlanging related material! (Yah!) > How many conlangers have a "fast speech" accent, formal or informal? > A sort of "data compression", if you will. > I know in many languages, liquids (l, r) or nasals (n, m, ng) before > a weak vowel and consonant will extend and the vowel will drop. ("-lot-" > will become "-llt-".) Also, weak vowels between consonants can drop, and the > middle consonant in a three consonant cluster can drop.
I generally use the staccato accent I get when I try to speak my conlangs fast as the basis for sound changes for daughter languages. Generally I don't use them during a language's own usage stage. *Muke! --