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CHAT reformed Gaelic

From:Stephen Mulraney <ataltanie@...>
Date:Sunday, December 7, 2003, 23:00
Ray Brown wrote:
> On Thursday, December 4, 2003, at 11:32 PM, Stephen Mulraney wrote:
>> Indeed. I made a mock-up over a year ago, which can be see at >> > > I'll be visiting that site :)
There's not much more there except for out of date and incomplete details about semi-abandoned conlangs :). Also, I think so of the pages won't display properly in Internet Explorer (don't ask...!)
> [snip] > >> Also you can see an (even less carefully thought out) example of >> *Russian* >> written >> in *Irish* orthography at the following location... :) >> >> > > > Now that's even more interesting :)
It's quite a mess, to be honest; But I think it could be made consistent with a little work :)
> BTW I do disagree with JRRT over Gaelic - I find it one of the more > pleasant > sounding languages.
Me too. Of course, impressions of a language's pleasant-soundingness often increase with exposure (as you become more familiar with the phoneme inventory, the allophonic range of each phoneme, etc), but I find Irish fantastically wonderful to listen to. My brief acquaintance with(Scottish) Gaelic suggests that it's even more attractive (I particularly like the pronunciation of |b d g| as [p t k], and |p t k| as something like [hp ht xk] when non-initial. To my mind, it's a good example of what I might assume to be a much too far-reaching rule (what, no [b d g] in the interiors of words, ever?!), resulting in a very distinctive sound. -- Stephen Mulraney If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, how- ever measured or far away. -- Henry David Thoreau


Ray Brown <ray.brown@...>