Moeric phonology (was: Peer reviews)
|From:||Almaran Dungeonmaster <dungeonmaster@...>|
|Date:||Monday, March 25, 2002, 9:11|
MOTD: Allways edit the messages you reply too...
> Van: Christophe Grandsire
> En réponse à Almaran Dungeonmaster <dungeonmaster@...>:
> > 1) Start your post with a short introductory paragraph at the most
> > <<CUT>>
> >I call this "the apetizer".
> OK, let's start with your language then :)) .
O help... it is just a sketch at the moment, I merely used it to add
examples to my post. Oh, well... now we are working on it.
>> (About Moeric, one of the Almaranian languages:)
>> It is mostly agglutinating, and has a phonology
>> of 8 vowels and 14 consonants, with no distinction between voiced and
>> unvoiced consonants."
> 8 vowels? /a/, /e/, /E/, /i/, /o/, /O/, /u/, /@/? Or another inventory?
Oh no, quite different actually. The vowels are divided into two groups:
regular (or unrestricted) and restricted vowels, which it technically mostly
a front-back distinction. Certain grammatical features can turn one into the
Also, all vowels are unrounded. Some dialects pronounce more rounded
varieties, but they are allophonic.
The four vowel pairs are: (unrestricted variant listed first).
[u]=unrounded /u/ (I don't know the X-Sampa for the 'turned m')
All vowles become nasalized before a nasal consonant. There are no
The 14 consonants are divided into 12 regular and 2 irregular consonants.
The 12 regular consonant phonemes are dinstiguished by 3 places (labial,
alveolar, and velar) and 4 manners (stop, nasal, fricative, aproximant) of
articulation, although they do not completely follow the regular scheme.
Voiced and unvoiced consonants are allophonic, the voiced varieties being
[b] = /b/ or /p/ (when syllable-final and followed by a vowel or irregular
[d]= /d/ or /t/ (when syllable-final and followed by a vowel or irregular
[g] = /g/ or /k/ (when syllable-final and followed by a vowel or irregular
[m] = /m/
[n] = /n/
[N] = /N/
[v] = /B/ or unvoiced bilabial fricative (IPA phi) (when syllable-final and
followed by a vowel or irregular consonant)
[z] = /z/ or /s/ (when syllable-final and followed by a vowel or irregular
consonant) or /S/ in between two vowels
[x] = /G/ or /x/ (when syllable-final and followed by a vowel or irregular
consonant) or /X/ before vowel or word-final
[w] = /P/ or /f/ when followed by an irregular consonant [h] or [l]
[r] = a very short uvular trill (IPA small caps 'R')
[y] = /j/
[h] = /?/, the glottal stop
[l] = /l/, lateral alveolar approximant