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From:Fabian <rhialto@...>
Date:Sunday, October 17, 1999, 7:59
10.59 arrive at pub. discover it is closed. no problem. opening is in one

11.00 no it isnt.

11.30 mooch around british library.

2.00 mooch around coffee bar. "oh, they dont seem to sell _coffeee_". shop
owner lends PC mags and then kicks us out to see Shewsbury play some other
nth rate team.

3.00 browse PC stores. browse bookshops. disocer that Japanese bookshop
doesnt have my manga in stock. bugger off over to pub.

7.00 go home.


Raptorese - a language spoken by velociraptors.


stops : p t k
lats  : l r
fric  : f s x h [x = velar fric]
sibs  : w y
affrik: c
nasal : n ng

s = [s] or [S]
c = [ts] or [tS]

consonants would sound unvoiced to human ears. Dinosaurs incapable of making
the distinction. Also no distinction between [s] and [S] due to short

vowels: many, possible also cerebral sounds. LAter rferences to my dinosaurs
books suggests that in this species case, carebral vowels would not have
been possible.

word formation: take Japanese words, ignore vowels, adjust to fit consonant
values, then apply Arabic style morphology.

R -> r or l [re, ri = l]
H -> h or x [ha, ho = x]
P -> f
B -> w
K, G -> k
T, D -> t [TIya = ca] [DIya = ca]
W -> w
Y -> y
S, Z -> s [SIya = sa] [ZIya = ca]
N -> ng [syllabic n = n]
M -> n

bare vowel:
a -> x
e -> f
i -> y
o -> x
u -> w

some examples:

to kill - korosu -> karas
to walk - aruku -> xarak
to eat - taberu -> tawar -> tar [hollow verb]
to drink - nomu -> ngan [biliteral verb]


official conlang Teeshirt

logo: a shield. icon to be decided. proposals included a stylised lambda and
a question mark. motto: "Your language goes here", to be written in Latin,
and possibly numerous others. Esperanto, Sindarin, and Yoshiko's (?) World
Language were considered. Klingon rejected due to the exclusively commerical
nature of obtaining information on it, althgough I did wonder if I wasnt
deluding myself over this exclusion.

Your language goes here.
linde mua yamejoi kiba.
anata no gengo wa koko o.
il-Lingwa tieghek tmur hawn.

Jkun li dik il-kitba tpatti it-tieba ta' qalb ta' patruni tieghi.
Jkun li jtaffi ugigh tal-Mitlufin u tal-Indannati.
Jkun li ilkoll li jaqraw il-kitba, qalbhom ihobbu is-Sewwa u l-Unur.
U b'dak l'ghamil, nithallas tax-xoghol iebes.