Re: Holic and other languages
|From:||Roger Mills <romilly@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, June 7, 2003, 3:05|
JS Bangs wrote:
> Ian Spackman sikyal:
> Sorry for the late reply, but I've been busy. I was fascinated by this
> post, though, and I'm excited to see another conlanger with my love for
> historical linguistics. Proto-language reconstruction is my absolute
> favorite part of conlanging.
Me too, as you know (though my Proto-Kash wasn't very well thought out, and
still hasn't improved :-((( ) And stay tuned for developments in Proto-Gwr.
> > syllable structure CVC (from CVCV, historically); most names have two
> > syllables.
> > Phonemic inventory
> > p t tj k i u
> > b d dj g e o
> > f s sj x h a
> > v z zj q
> > m n nj c
> > l lj
> > r
> > y w
> > (Incidentally, I have since had objections that using q for the voiced
> > velar fricative and c for the velar nasal is just too weird. Other
> > proposals have been to use sx zx nx or sq zq nq for x q c. I'd vaguely
> > like to hear opinions on the matter.)
>I never received Ian's original post--- must look in the archive. But
thinking of this, I'd propose "gj" for the velar fricative; and following
Fijian, "q" for the velar nasal (but mind, Fijian q is /Ng/.../N/ is "g")--
or perhaps "nq" since q isn't used otherwise and it may be that n-g clusters
could occur (?).