Re: Palatal vs. Palatalized (was Re: Orthography of palatalized consonants)
|Date:||Sunday, January 16, 2005, 1:07|
I love these suggestions! (Since I'm fundamentally lazy, though, I probably
won't eliminate any C's from the initial position.) Many thanks!!
>> Hmm! I wondered about exactly this, because I wanted to incorporate
>> palatalization of initial consonants in my (nameless little proto-)
>> conlang as
>> an indicator of verbal mood, but wondered what would happen to the
>> that were already palatal . . .
>Neat idea. Vocalize!!
>bana 'xxxx'---> bjana
>bjana 'yyyy' ---> bi(j)ana or bjaina or ibjana
>There still could be homonymic clash between derived /b-j-ana/ and base
>/bjana/, though this is usually rare in natlangs I think; the homonymic
>forms don't tend to occur in the same environments.
>Or maybe make a rule: no palatalized C in initial position of base