emindahken phoneme list
|From:||James Worlton <jworlton@...>|
|Date:||Monday, March 8, 2004, 4:30|
emindahken -- spoken by human-type beings on another planet (don't have
much more in the way of conculture, other than that they are not
technologically advanced as we and they live in mountainous terrain).
close: [i]; [I]; [u\]*; [u]
close-mid: [e],; **; [o]
* I may mean [y] here, which to me is like an [u] moved to the front.
But then perhaps [u\] is what I had in mind.
** Is this the representation of the German (sorry, no dialectal
knowledge here) o-umlaut?
[A:], [e:], [o:]
Diphthongs (palatalizations really) allowed:
[A_j], [A:_j], [e_j], [e:_j], [2_j], [o_j], [o:_j], [8_j]
none at the moment, but likely to appear.
Is this naturalistic? If not, how can I improve it?
plosive: [p],[b]; [t],[d]; [k],[g]; [q]; [?]
nasal: [m]; [n]
fricative: [f],[v]; [T],[D]; [s],[z]; [x]
Additionally, I have the following palatalized consonants:
fricative: [s_j] (which I think is actually [s`]), [z_j] (probably [Z])
No clusters allowed except for /st/ at the moment.
Same questions as for the vowels.
"We know by means of our intelligence
that what the intelligence does not
comprehend is more real than what it