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Re: Voiced Velar Fricative

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Friday, December 20, 2002, 21:15
On Thu, 19 Dec 2002 14:38:37 -0600 Danny Wier <dawier@...>
> Conlangs with /G/? Black Speech and Klingon are the two I'm aware > of.... > ~Danny~
- All of my conlangs have had /G/. Rokbeigalmki has it, for example in the word |yagh| /jaG/ "fisherman". Out of the two extant phrases in Mother Language, one of them has it: |agha'shu| "monster-destroyer". I don't remember which part of it meant which, but i think i analyzed ML as a Semitic-like triliteral root system with a dose of maggelitinous mergings... the compound |agha'shu| if i remember correctly was based on roots /?gh/ (or maybe /gh?/) and /sh?/ (although now i think /sj?/ would work better). Gabwe also has [G]. In Standard Tierean Gabwe, [G] is the realization of /RR/ (geminated velar approximant), as in the name "Tiere" itself: /ti: E:R RE/ [ti:E:G] (the final /E/ drops) ool-Nuziiferoi had the phoneme /G/, but i don't remember any words that used it. Judajca has [G] as an allophone of /g/. Actually, Unnamed Semitic Conlang may not have /G/ after all... i think it shifts proto-Semitic /G/ forwards to a voiced version of /C/. [G] may exist as an allophone of /g/, though, i don't remember at the moment. -Stephen (Steg) "stinky cat."


Padraic Brown <elemtilas@...>