Re: Regimonti Babel Text
|From:||Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, December 5, 2006, 12:27|
Scotto Hlad writes:
> Hi Henrik,
> Thanks for the kind words. There is a recording at the bottom of the page if
> you scroll down.
> I wish I could give you formal rules on shound shift rules etc, but I can't.
> I have no formal training in linguistics. The best I can say is that early
> on I wanted to avoid some of the nasal sounds so I started by adding an -e-
> between n & g. How did [r`] arise? I like the sound. So much of what I do in
> any project is simply for the sake of aesthetics.
Ah, so it is designed a bit like my Da Mätz se Basa. I have some
vague goals, but the sound shift rules have not yet been -- erm --
completely discovered. :-P It will not be too easy or very regular
since it is a creole.
Will listen to the MP3 later -- I don't want to bother my colleague
I promise to add some MP3s to my Þrjótrunn page. I'd love to find an
L1 Icelandic speaker for reading the texts, maybe I will find someone
at university. Probably he/she will be utterly confused by that
language essentially consisting of false friends.
> (Late for work, I didn'thave time to translate this response into Regimonti)
Never mind, I would probably have read it in English, anyway. :-)