|From:||Tristan McLeay <conlang@...>|
|Date:||Friday, December 24, 2004, 12:25|
I'm fiddling around with the Old Føtisk nominal inflexions or whatever
we call them, and just want to know if /dZ/+/s/ -> [tSs] at the end of
a word is perfectly cromulent?
At the moment, most genitive singular and nominative plural are formed
in part by adding -s to the end of a word. Voiced phonemes are
devoiced. If the word already ends in -s, it doesn't get an extra one.
If it ends in <ch> /x/, it becomes
<x> /ks/. (Words spelt with -x lost their schwa plenty earlier than the
So basically... (using singular root -> genitive singular)
Jab- /jab/ -> Jabbes /japs/
Hreng- /hreNg/ -> Hrenx /hrenks/
Vach- /vax/ -> Vax /vaks/
Fax- /faks/ -> Faxes /faks/
Hoss- /hos/ -> Hosses /hos/
Har- /har/ -> Harres /hars/
Obviously, we get
Hrøgj- /hr2dZ/ -> Hrøgjes
with an expected pronunciation of [hr2tSs]. My English intuition tells
me that's naughty, but is my English intuition the one who's being bad?
Can anyone suggest anything better to do with it? I'm tempted to make
(The language lacks a /tS/ phoneme.)