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.