DECAL: Examples #1 and #2
|From:||wayne chevrier <wachevrier@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, January 15, 2005, 23:09|
Sai Emrys nevesht:
>OK, so. How about a slightly less ... controversial topic, this time.
>This is the first in a series of queries.
>I'd like to have a bunch of examples from Real Live (or trying-to-be)
>Conlangs to have at hand for my class as samples of how conlangers
>decide certain questions, and on what basis.
>I probably won't use *all* examples I get, but the more (and the more
>varied) the better - especially for the "motivation" part.
>I may use these during class (which will be recorded), or to print in
>lecture notes, online examples, quizzes, problem sets, or the reader.
>I will, of course, give credit for anything I use - please include the
>name and URL / email you'd like to be credited by (I'll use whatever
>your sig lists, as a default).
>First off: phonetic / phonemic inventory.
>Q1: What is your *phonemic* inventory? I.e., what are all of the
>discriminated phonemes in your conlang(s). (IPA / CXS / X-SAMPA)
>Q2: What are the allophones? I.e., for each phoneme, what are the
>"normal" variants that don't change meaning?
/s/ etc. varies [s][S] depending if /i/,/j/ follows
syllable final /?/,/n/,/h/,/l/ all partially assimilate to following C
>Q2b: If you have any, what are the connotations / implications of the
>different allophones? E.g., do you use them for different dialects,
>registers, "accents", etc.?
Likely local accents, but no details yet.
>Q3: How do your choices for the above reflect the goals of your
>language? E.g., if it's an auxlang [here!?], it's probably motivated
>by having common, strongly "universal" common-use phonetics to
>maximize learnability. So, for whatever your goals are for the
>conlang, how do they apply to the choices you made for phonetics /
Meant to be naturalistic.
>Same deal as last time.
>Q1: What are your allowable syllable structures?(C)(G)V(F)
C = any consonant(not inc /w/,/j/)
G = /w/, /j/
V = /a/,/e/,/i/,/o/,/u/
F = /n/,/h/,/j/,/w/,/l/,/?/
F is moraic and gets its own tone
>Q2: Onset clusters?none
>Q3: Codas?See Q1.
>Q4: Any changes depending on place in word, etc.?No.
>Q5: Motivation / reasoning / goals behind this?Some inspiration from Japanese and kiSwahili, and pronounciblility