Re: vowel scheme for new language
|Date:||Sunday, May 23, 1999, 18:37|
* Kristian Jensen (email@example.com) [990523 09:56]:
> The most unblanced system I have seen in a natlang comes from
> Marshalese from the Marshal islands (Micronesia). It looks like:
> This is soooo unbalanced, I'm amazed that the Marshalese don't mix
> the vowels up in their speech./snip/
How 'bout this 'un then?
iy } u
The -interesting- thing with such a system is what one have to do to make
non-native words fit. "George" for instance (the way John Cleese would have
said it, not "brawdly" :) ).
I tend to change [O]'s to [A]'s, for instance.
Btw, how -does- those of you with English as L1 pronounce latin/greek words?
tal., just done with several term-papers and currently "looking forward" to