Sounds in Conlangs (and Qthen|gai in Chinese)
|From:||Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, November 17, 2004, 12:43|
Tristan Mc Leay <conlang@...> writes:
> As far as I know, linguists (as a species, not as individuals) don't
> make aesthetic judgements in this day and age. As for me, I think [X] is
> a pretty unpleasant sound, and think it should be stricken from the
> table and relegated to a subordinate position as a footnote to the chart.
The uvular row of Qthen|gai is (after the latest phoneme changes):
/X q qX) Xq ql qT N\G\/
/ql/ may have an allophone [qK], I havn't decided yet.
And *I* like those sounds! :-)
What I don't like much are labials and palatals. :-P
BTW, I gave Qthen|gai a Chinese name, namely
keng1 kai3 yu3
U+542d U+4057 U+8a9e
throat clear/bright language
Unfortunately, 'kai3' seems to be pretty unknown to fonts and probably
to Chinese, too. It is in the Unicode supplement range, but I like it
so much! :-)
Does anyone know the character? Do you like that translation?