Re: PIE *tk^ (was Re: Nostratic (was Re: Schwebeablaut (was Re: tolkien?)))
|From:||Gary Shannon <fiziwig@...>|
|Date:||Monday, December 22, 2003, 1:36|
--- Jörg Rhiemeier <joerg_rhiemeier@...> wrote:
> My conlang Proto-Hesperic can be described as having
> a single vowel
> segment to which autosegmental vowel features
> attach. But that's
> not really a one-vowel language, let alone a
> no-vowel language.
> It's just a language with an elaborate system of
> vowel harmony,
> ablaut and umlaut.
Some years ago I started, but never got very far, with
a conlang where vowels were at the discretion of the
speaker, thus "klrt" could be spoken "klurd",
"akalordu", or with any other combination of any
vowels the spekaer felt like throwing in. The meaning
resides in the consonants only, gives much latitude to
poets who could search for ever more aesthetically
pleasing ways to speak a given word like "kolorado".