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Re: Klingon (was Re: Fictional auxlangs as artlangs (was Re: Poll))

From:deinx nxtxr <deinx.nxtxr@...>
Date:Thursday, December 18, 2008, 4:08
> [] On Behalf Of Mark J. Reed
> > [] On Behalf Of Mark J. Reed > > > > > On Tue, 16 Dec 2008 19:43:16 -0500, deinx nxtxr wrote: > > > > Phonologically it only has one really odd phoneme. > > > > Huh? What is the one odd phoneme? How can an isolated > > phoneme be odd? > > By "odd" I meant "uncommon". The phoneme in question > is /t_l_h/. ISTR reading that Okrand specialized in the > North American languages found in the West so it's not too > surprising. I know Nahuatl/Aztec has /t_l/. > > The phoneme in question is /tK/, which Klingon spells {tlh} > while Nahuatl spells {tl}. And a lovely phoneme it is. :)
Isn't the Klingon version supposed to be aspirated as opposed to the Aztec phoneme?
> At some point years ago I read through the Kligon > grammar pretty thoroougly, and this was the only part of the > language I really found difficult, but my interest didn't > carry me into actually trying to learn the language. I tend > to look at a lot of conlangs just to satisfy my curiosity > about their structure. > > There are about 50 verb prefixes to learn; it's kinda > daunting as a solo project, but comes quickly if you actually > speak the language much at all.
Well, there's no time to invest in learning something like Klingon.


R A Brown <ray@...>