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Re: Question about Coda Restrictions

From:Mr Veoler <veoler@...>
Date:Monday, April 28, 2008, 15:08
John Vertical wrote:
> Reminds me of a thing I read of Ainu - /p t k r/ all reducing to [x] in coda > (no onset /x/, however). Wait, except that's not really the same thing at > all. Nevermind...
Nice. That Ainu has [S] in codas (from /s/) is also nice, considering that my conlang uses /S/ instead of /s/ in codas.
> >/b d g ?/ > >/s S x/ (I have thought about replacing /s/ with /T/) > >(sonorants) > > That looks decidedly odd, but I don't believe this comes as news to you :)
You mean /T/ without /s/? Well, my inventories become more personalized for each day :) Though I'm not sure if I should do that. /T/ is too rare to play with the others, I think. It would defeat my purpose to have a small vanilla phonology. Or do you mean having /b d g ?/ and no /p t k/? It's just a matter of transcription, since they are realized as [b d g] most of the time anyway. And I think it is more intuitive for Anglophones and Swedes, since they would otherwise probably pronounce the words with aspiration. -- Veoler