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Redeined phonology of Chleweyish

From:Carlos Thompson <chlewey@...>
Date:Saturday, April 10, 1999, 22:13
I have redifeined the phonology system of Chleweyish, changes are not
big however.

Firstly, all full stressed syllabes are long, if an stressed syllabe is
open (no consonant after the vowel), the vowel is long, if there is a
close syllabe, the closing consonant is long.  Unstressed syllabes are

Gramatical monosyllabic words are usually not stressed but have a clean
sound (the vowel will have the same quality as an stressed vowel, but
the syllabe is short).

Spelling is usually phonemic, but <c> and <g> have different values
before frontal vowels, and <r> which vary if is opening or closing a
syllabe.  Many phonemes have allophones.  Some diagraphs have special
values.  Here are some of the sounds:

vowels: (long, short, unstressed), all values in SAMPA.
    a     A:   a    6
    aw    O:w  Ow   3\w
    ay    {:j  {j   @j
    e     e:   E    @
    ee    E:        E
    ew    ju:  ju   jU
    ey    i:        i
    i     i:   i    I
    o     o:   O    8
    oo    O:        3\
    ow    u:        u
    u     u:   u    U
    uy    wi:  wi   wI

consonants (nominal, before frontal vowel, closing syllabe, long closing
    b     b    b    B    B:
    c     k_h  tS   k_}  k_}k_h
    ch    x    x    x
    cy    tS        S    tS:
    d     d    d    D    D:
    dj    dj\  dj\
    f     f    f    f    f:
    g     g    dZ   G    G:
    gh         g
    gy    dZ        Z    dZ:
    h     h    h
    j     j\   j\
    k          k_h
    l     l    l    l    l:
    m     m    m    m    m:
    n     n    n    n    n:
    ny    J    J
    p     p_h  p_h  p_}  p_}p_h
    qu    k_w  k_w
    r     r    r    r\
    rr                   r:
    s     s    s    s    s:
    sy    C    C    C    C:
    t     t_h  t_h  t_}  t_}t_h
    v     v    v    v    v:
    w     hw   hw   w
    x    --------------- undefined symbol, either C, x or ks.
    y     j\   j\   j
    z     ts   ts   s    ts

Main allophonies:
Voiced oclusives become fricatives in unstressed syllabes and
intervocalic: <b>, <d>, <g> -> [B], [D], [G].
Voiceless oclusives are unaspirated in short intervocalic positions or
in clusters: <tr> -> [t4].
Voiceless oclusives are unreleased at closing syllabe position.
Affricates become fricative in short intervocalic or syllabe closing
positions: <z>, <cy>, <gy> -> [z], [S], [Z].
The /s/ become voiced in intervocalic positions or before voiced
consonants: <s>, <z> -> [z].
Syllabe final nasals articulate according the following consonant, and
keep occlusives and affricates: <mb> -> [mb], <nv> -> [Fv], <nd> ->
[nd], <nsy> -> [JC], <ng> -> [Ng], <ncy> -> [ntS], <nz> -> [nts].
Orthography note: syllabe final nasal will be writing whith <n> except
before <b> or <p>, case it will be writing with <m>.
The /r/ is flap [4] in clusters, and can be flap in short intervocalic
positions.  Is trilled in all other positions.
Syllabe final <r>, <w> and <y> are approximants (this should be a
phonetic rule, not an allophony).
Intervocalic <r>, <w> and <y> will double articulate as a semivowel (or
diagraph) with previous vowel and a consonant with next: <ara> =3D>
[ar\46], <iwa> =3D> [iwhw6], <oya> =3D> [ojj\6] (this should be a phoneti=
rule, not allophonies).
After an unestressed vowel (mainly <e>), some consonants become
syllabic, mainly <l>, <n> and <r>.

   Chlewey Thompin                              ## ####     ## ## ##
------------------------------------------------##-## ##
   - =BFPor qu=E9 no?
   - No tiene sentido.
   - =BFQu=E9 sentido?  El sentido no existe.
   - El sentido inverso.  O el sentido norte.  El sentido com=FAn, tal
vez.  O sin sentido, como aqu=ED.
    (-- Graeville 2)