Artlang Vowel Sequences (was Re: CONLANG Digest 9 Nov)
|From:||Anthony M. Miles <theophilus88@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, November 11, 2000, 15:56|
> > Let's look at this from an artlang point of view.
> > Would you have the following pronounced as
> > one or two syllable words in your languages?
> > (As "Imaginary words," they are marked by *;
> > please don't worry if some are actual words
> > in some natlang.)
> > If we opt for two syllables, we get such initial
> > combos as the following:
> > Initial [dj] in: *dieto, *dieno, *dialo etc.
> > Initial [sj] in: *siesto, *sievo, *siamo etc.
> > Initial [kj] in: *kiano, *kiepto, *kielo etc.
> > Initial [vj] in: *viato, *vieno, *violo etc.
> > Initial [gj] in: *giapo, *gieno, *giosto etc.
> > Initial [bj] in: *bialo, *biento, *biesto etc.
> > Initial [mj] in: *mielo, *miano, *mioso etc.
> > Initial [fw] in: *fuoco, *fuano, *fuero etc.
> > Initial [lw] in: *luano, *luego, *luiso etc.
> > Initial [pw] in: *pueblo, *puepo, *puoso etc.
> > Initial [gw] in: *guano, *guero, *guido etc.
> > Initial [kw] in: *kualo, *kueno, *kuoto etc.
> > Initial [dw] in: *dualo, *dueno, *duito etc.
> > Initial [rw] in: *ruano, *ruino, *rueso etc.
> > Would these be safer to define as three syllables?
> > What differing effects would the results have in
> > an artlang? Would it be easier to sing in one
> > form or another? Would poetry be easier in
> > one form or another?
> > > Let's look at this from an artlang point of view.Early Lahabic dislikes triple sequences of vowels. In initial position ,
[dj], [kj], [gj], [bj], and [gw] would be pronounced as [d^], [k^], [g^],
[b^] and [g<w>]. [pw] would become [p<w>] and thence [b<w>]. [v] and [f]
don't exist, so [fw] would become [pw], then [p<w>], then [b<w>], and [vi]
would become [r<lbd>i]. [mj], [sw], [lw], [rw] all lose the glide.
All these sequences, except vi and fw, are historically applicable to
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