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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:
> Hallo!
> > 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". --gary