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

From:Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Date:Wednesday, March 9, 2005, 10:49
Quoting Christian Thalmann <cinga@...>:

> --- In, Andreas Johansson <andjo@F...> wrote: > > > If [to~:] is correct, the most natural adaption to Meghean would be > _Toñh_ > > [toG~], I suppose. > > [G~]? That's rather original, albeit Orkish-sounding to me...
I'm positive I've never seen an orclang with nasalized fricatives. :p
> kinda like the velar analogon to /F/. I liked it better when > Meghean nasals didn't lenit. And since we're at it, I'm also > not fond of the looks of ñ, though I believe you've had it > before. But it's your lang after all...
The _ñ_ has been in all along. I'm not terribly happy with it either - it's the only diacritic'd letter, for a start - but the realistic alternative is using 'k' or 'q' for [N], either of which seems overly perverse to me, not to speak of 'kh' or 'qh' for [G~], or, horror of horrors, 'kc' or 'qc' for [Nk]. I kind of like the nasal frics. They give rise to some very neat alterations. :) What did you think of the introduction of [h]? I must say I'm rather proud of alterations like _tash_ [tah] ~ _tans_ [tans]. Your name, BTW, would most straightforwardly be adapted as Cris-Tiean Tal-Man [kris.tSi.jan] or Cris-Tean [kris.tSan]. In normal usage, the hyphens would be dropped, of course. In fact, I've not yet decided whether a hyphen-equivalent is used at all in the native script. Incidentally, I'm considering making [G~] > [Z~] before front vowels. Would make sense, since [G] > [Z] in the same position. Andreas


Christian Thalmann <cinga@...>
Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>