Re: First Sound Recording of Asha'ille!
|From:||Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>|
|Date:||Monday, March 7, 2005, 18:59|
Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...> writes:
> Arthaey Angosii isnerq:
> > Emaelivpeith Benct Philip Jonsson:
> >>(I don't know how you pronounce your nick,
> >>but Arsaey Angosaey would be wellformed
> >>albeit meaningless Sohlob. You are not
> >>as fortunate as Sarah whose name is
> >>wellformed as is!)
> > ['Ar\Tej &N'gosi]
> I figured that, but any word adopted into Sohlob would still have to
> be adapted to its phonology, restrictive phonotactics and vowel
> harmony, and to the rule that no word may end in a vowel (tho they
> may end in /j/, /w/ or /h/, which latter has a [?] allophone
> phrase-finally. Arsaey Aengosaey [,&rs&j ,&NQ's&j] is actually the
> closest match.
There are languages that obfuscate names badly by this, of course. I
just love Chinese for it's system...
One thing that's typical for my langs is that labials are missing and
that /j/, as a palatal, is not always there. Clusters may be very
Just to play the game, examples from Tyl Sjok:
- 'Henrik': [hEn=Xik=],
- 'Björn': [djEl3n=] oder [gjEl3n=],
- 'Arthaey Angosii': [?al=sE ?ENgVsi] -- quite close, I think. :-)
Qthyn|gai is worse, as words would get the normal word prefix to them
including class etc. Further, they'd get the stem 'name' to indicate
a name. Apart from that, only three vowels are available [a i M],
only few clusters exist (strange ones), so the basic structure is CV,
labials are missing, too, and no palatals, no l/r (only [tK] and [qK]).
- 'Henrik': [hAnMXikM] Well...
- 'Björn': [gIhMn] This is close to impossible.
- 'Arthaey Angosii': [hasai haNgMsi] Well...
These is [T], but only in [qT].