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Re: New language- WIP

From:Ian Gowen <ian.gowen@...>
Date:Saturday, July 17, 2004, 21:17
On Sat, 17 Jul 2004 11:39:45 +0200, Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...> wrote:
> What about pronunciation? Are the diacritics only there to make > it look exotic, or do they really mean something? >
The diacritics over the u's are there because I was going to have an "oo" sound and an "uh" sound. But i've pretty much abandoned that idea, all u's are gonna be "oo." The ä is just there because... i don't know why. That'll probably go as well. As you can tell, I'm no phonologist, but I'll try to describe the sounds. Ae = the "ay" in hay or pay u = the "oo" in loot y = the i in fin or pin a = the o in pot or hot g is always hard, as in god, not as in generic other than that, nothing's different from english... I'm not entirely sure how I'm going to do syllable stress... most likely it'll be very simple, like always on the first syllable or something. --Ian