Re: Iniital fragments of a non-human language
|From:||Muke Tever <hotblack@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, January 11, 2004, 6:52|
E fésto Gary Shannon <fiziwig@...>:
> --- Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...> wrote:
>> I'm riffing here, so try to bear with me while I try
>> not to spill over into
>> the realms of the hard-to-follow or barely-literate.
>> I think it's Werewolf language, but that's open to
>> change. In some of my
>> notes, I describe it as "Lizardman".
> Do lizards have lips? How would they pronounce
> A race of creatures without lips would have to talk
> like a human ventriliquist.
> "I'n thery hatty to de here tonight at the Las Thegas
> Hilton. Let ne introduce ny little threind Althred.
> Say hello Althred."
Actually, I think /m/ should remain pronounceable by any creature that has
a nose and can close its mouth. [Ventriloquists, of course, are not
allowed the latter luxury.]
I do remember reading a ST:TNG paperback a long while ago where a race of
anthropomorphic birds could only refer to the captain as "Ikkard".
http://frath.net/ E jer savne zarjé mas ne
http://kohath.livejournal.com/ Se imné koone'f metha
http://kohath.deviantart.com/ Brissve mé kolé adâ.