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Conlanging masochism ...

From:Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Date:Sunday, August 15, 2004, 13:35
Just a little reflection I thought to share ...

One of my favourite speech sounds is [m]. It happens to be a very common sound
in the world's language, being found in a large majority of them. So one might
expect I should in good conscience stuff my conlangs with it.

Looking at my conlangs, one will however notice that one, Yargish, lacks it
utterly (along with all other bilabials), while another, Tairezazh, only has it
with a strictly limited distribution; initial, and before other /p/ and /b/.

Anyone else noticed oddities of this kind in their conlangs?



Chris Bates <chris.maths_student@...>
Roger Mills <rfmilly@...>