Re: fkoehyr znu eorsvi! (and unable to post to the list by e-mail)
|From:||Robert Wilson <hotaru@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, February 2, 2005, 0:07|
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From: "H. S. Teoh" <hsteoh@...>
Subject: Re: fkoehyr znu eorsvi! (and unable to post to the list by e-mail)
> > "fkoehyr znu eorsvi!" means "i have returned!" in my current conlang, which
> > is called ebhiamxg (pronounced ['m&n.di]). "fkoehyr znu eorsvi!" is of
> > course pronounced ['mA.gAn 'jo.nEm].
> =-O That is singularly maggelatinous.
> Dare we ask for an explanation of how the orthography maps to the
> actual pronunciation? :-)
i'll start with <fkoehyr>... the <fko> part is [m] + some low vowel, the <ehy> part
is [g] + the same vowel as before + [n], and the <r> means that the vowel is
[A] and not [&] or . <znu> (the past tense marker) is not pronounced. in
<eorsvi>, "eor" is [j] + mid rounded vowel, and <svi> [nEm], which is what
happens when the first person "name marker" <lvi> (also pronounced [nEm]), is
appended to a word ending in <l> or <r>, because <rl> and <ll> are not allowed.
robert wilson (aka hotaru)
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