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Re: CHAT: (no subject)

From:Robert B Wilson <han_solo55@...>
Date:Wednesday, July 30, 2003, 12:05
On Wed, 30 Jul 2003 08:19:47 +0100 Joe <joe@...> writes:
> > When I say it looks English, I means it looks closely related to > English. > You use |g| for [j], which is a very OE thing to do(though North > Germanic > langs do it too). Juging by 'vuð', having the dropped |n| before a > fricative(is |ð| just a general dental fricative, or just a voiced > one?) I'd > say it's definitely West Germanic, and closer to English than German. > Though it looks odd having both |vuð| and |unð|.
|ð| is just a general dental fricative, but it's usually voiced.
> So...voiced stops>fricatives, voiceless stops and fricatives>nasals? > Actually, I am stuck by the distinct lack of non-final voiceless > stops.
well, the fricatives>nasals thing is because those words are accusatives... initial |p| is possible, but i don't think it occurs in this text. -- Robert Wilson (aka kuvazokad, eltirno, edeí...) -- vkky vnkynvj vknyknj ykkv knvy? karkalone kontoko? kinsi rorotan kinsa nadas? baitta ke farzaiyai? qxrracc pqqattiircx iia kxqqhwiiallccre? spreken þu viserdya? pake biru ka pa rede? "boys speak in rhythm and girls just lie." -- anberlin - "foreign language" "i put out disco's inferno in the early eighties i would not be in a boy band, punk gets all the ladies i could take the backstreet boys or hanson or n'sync britney spears and ricky martin, we all think you stink" -- trendy - "punk rocker" "and i'm only gonna pierce my left ear and i've been working on this mustache all summer long and my favorite band will always be tears for fears and i'm gonna wear a pink tux to the prom" -- relient k - "in love with the 80's" narav teraz' iroti kojes krat erarota kuna, ysivaz' entas naradas krat zuny narav kuraz dityvyszi, radyji, sa rodyji dimokrosi zosa endas d' erensa dades kirs ins wiz "They are not in Baghdad. They are not in control of any airport. I tell you this. It is all a lie. They lie. It is a hollywood movie. You do not believe them." -- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf, Iraqi Minister of Information ---BEGIN CONLANGER CODE BLOCK--- Version: 0.1a CART/O s: a18:4 h- b c15 v1200 l++ Y++ C+++ y ----END CONLANGER CODE BLOCK---- -----BEGIN GEEK CODE BLOCK----- Version: 3.1 GCS/M/O d-(---) s: a18 C++$ UL++++>$ P+>++ L+(++)>++++ E--- W++(+++) N o? K--- w+(--) O?> M-- V? PS PE+ Y+(++) PGP++ t+(*) 5-- X+++ R- tv b+++ DI+ D--- G++++ e h! r-->+++ y- ------END GEEK CODE BLOCK------