|From:||Herman Miller <hmiller@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, September 27, 2001, 1:56|
On Wed, 26 Sep 2001 09:29:09 -0500, Paul Roser <pkroser@...> wrote:
>Then it has a much smaller inventory than I had imagined, though
>I gather that /j/ might alter articulation of a preceding /k s k' s'/
>to something like [c S s' S'] ? Am I correct in recalling that the
>Neyasai name for their language was something like <Xa$qin?ai> or was
>that a different language?
I seem to recall the name of the language was something like that, but I
can't remember what document that might have been in. I found a bunch of
references to "Neyasai", but most of those probably don't have anything to
do with the language, and it'll take a while to sift through them.
I might have left out a couple of phonemes; I had to reconstruct this list
from a couple of different sources. Actually, the Neyasai language is
practically undocumented, and it probably isn't worth salvaging what little
there is of it. My notebooks are full of language ideas that never got
anywhere, and since I know more about languages now, I'm sure they'd come
out better the second time.
Of course, in the *other* world, it's a real language spoken by millions of
small furry people, but hardly anything is known of it in this world at
>What does <r> in Qii<r>a T<r>iicha represent?
It's either one of three things:
1. An allophone of /l/
2. From a version of the name in some other language, or
3. A mistake. :-)
Actually, in the document I got this from (a list of phoneme inventories of
Mizarian languages), /l/ is listed as "l/r". Qiira Triicha is another one
of those languages that was still in a very preliminary idea stage and
never got very far.
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