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Re: Name mangling (Was: Re: First Sound Recording of Asha'ille!)

From:Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>
Date:Tuesday, March 8, 2005, 21:46
On Tue, 8 Mar 2005 21:04:39 +0100, Henrik Theiling <theiling@...> wrote:
> My /r/ is uvular! Please try again for ['hEnRIk].
I was wondering what |Henrik| would be in Klingon... my first thought was |HenrIq| [XEnrIq], but that was influenced by the spelling, since Klingon |r| is [r]. I suppose |HenghIq| [XEnGIq] might be closer. (Though I'm not sure whether |H| is [x] or [X], but I think it's the latter, despite what says... even if that means that it has no voiced counterpart nor does [G] have a voiceless one... but then Klingon isn't afraid of "holes" in the phonology, e.g. [t] and [d`] but no [d] or [t`], so pairing [G] with [X] is about the same.) Oh, and anything with -ndr- would be impossible since Klingon has, TTBOMK, exactly three permissible syllable-final consonant clusters [w?] [j?] [rG], so you'd typically only have a maximum of two successive consonants (one syllable-final and the next syllable-initial). (NB there are a couple of affricates [dZ) tS) qX) tK)], which I'm counting as one sound for this purpose, since they pattern as single phonemes.) So, what do you think of |HenghIq|? Cheers, -- Philip Newton <philip.newton@...> Watch the Reply-To!