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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.
Boooooo! :-) 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? **Henrik